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Evolution of a stump: From natures sculpture to mine. #3: Turquoise and Copper inlays

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 01-09-2013 09:29 PM 1382 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Sanding, burning, more sanding.....and more sanding!! Part 3 of Evolution of a stump: From natures sculpture to mine. series Part 4: Finished!! »

Progress on the stump is going well. For the past week, every evening rather than working out in the cold shop, I have had a comfortable seat on the couch inlaying turquoise and copper. At first I only planned on doing a few inlays, but as the cold weather continued, so did my inlays. This project should be pretty awesome when I’m all done!!

My uncle made me a really handy stone crushing tool that takes the mess out of smashing up turquoise into small pieces and dust.

Once I sand these all down, I will have to go back and fill a few holes that will happen when the sander pulls out a few stones. Then another round of sanding and I will be ready for the oil finish.

-- Juniper Canyon Design



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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 01-10-2013 12:14 AM

This is gonna really look nice when finished.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 02:14 AM

Coming along very nicely. Love the shop made “rock smasher”. Not sure I see the copper. How do you do that? Copper filings or ???

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bluepine38

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#3 posted 01-10-2013 02:41 PM

I like the western motif on your rock crusher, nice and solid also. The wood is looking very nice with the
turquoise setting it off.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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junipercanyon

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#4 posted 01-10-2013 03:10 PM

gfadvm: I have some pieces of copper flat sheet that I cut small strips off of and lay in the cracks, then fill in around it with turquoise. You can see a little bit of it in the third inlay picture. Once I sand everything down smooth you will be able to see the copper snaking through the stone. I also use a file to make shavings and fill smaller cracks with it. I really like the way copper looks with juniper.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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junipercanyon

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 03:15 PM

Bluepine38: I’m sure my uncle chose to use the horse shoe for the handle out of convenience rather than style, LOL but I agree, I really like the western motif…..and it works very good.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 01-11-2013 01:19 AM

Thanks. I can see where copper would look cool and I suppoose if sealed off from the air it won’t turn green as copper is wont to do.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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