LumberJocks

Inlayed Celtic Candle Holder

  • Advertise with us
Project by Celticscroller posted 05-29-2015 04:05 AM 976 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inlay has not been my area of expertise but I do like the effect so I created this project to practice. I usd Sheila Landry’s Celtic pattern (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/product/SLD494). I used Bird’s Eye Maple Veneer cut on the scroll saw and inlayed into the black walnut. Yes, I need more practice :)
Thank you for looking.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/





20 comments so far

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

7266 posts in 2305 days


#1 posted 05-29-2015 05:22 AM

That looks pretty good for just practicing.
Do I detect a little sand shading there?
You really have to try marquetry, you would be very good at it.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1224 posts in 1580 days


#2 posted 05-29-2015 05:37 AM

Thank you Paul. I did the shading with a spoon shader nib of a wood burning pen. The inlay isn’t as smooth as I would like and I had to fill in some holes. Marquetry is on my list of skills to learn. Your work always inspires me.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

9070 posts in 2427 days


#3 posted 05-29-2015 10:15 AM

Wow! That is really beautiful. I agree with Paul. Pretty darn good for just starting out. :) It is lovely Anna!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

View CFrye's profile (online now)

CFrye

8896 posts in 1347 days


#4 posted 05-29-2015 11:25 AM

Everyone starts somewhere. Anna, you started with a bang! Beautiful!

-- God bless, Candy

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

23646 posts in 2374 days


#5 posted 05-29-2015 12:55 PM

I love this piece. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1224 posts in 1580 days


#6 posted 05-29-2015 04:01 PM

Thank you all for your encouragement and kind comments. It inspires me to keep practising!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

5811 posts in 1799 days


#7 posted 05-29-2015 04:43 PM

Very nicely done! Looks like you got it right the first time—practice will only make you better!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

2618 posts in 1916 days


#8 posted 05-30-2015 12:26 AM

Nice, they say practice makes perfect. I think I will stick with practicing and not really worry about the perfect. LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View kepy's profile

kepy

293 posts in 1780 days


#9 posted 05-30-2015 02:33 PM

That is beautifully done.

-- Kepy

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1224 posts in 1580 days


#10 posted 05-30-2015 05:12 PM

Thank you. I’ll keep practicing and get it close to perfect (maybe) next time. :)

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

View scrollingmom's profile

scrollingmom

1097 posts in 1971 days


#11 posted 05-30-2015 08:06 PM

I’ll have to agree I think it looks great.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1224 posts in 1580 days


#12 posted 05-31-2015 04:11 AM

Thanks Kelly. I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at the feedback on this project. Much appreciated.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

View Roger's profile

Roger

20110 posts in 2311 days


#13 posted 05-31-2015 11:18 PM

You’ve done a fine job. Super nice project and inlay.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View Celticscroller's profile

Celticscroller

1224 posts in 1580 days


#14 posted 06-01-2015 03:06 AM

Thanks Roger. I put it into our carving show today and was pleasantly surprised to get a second place ribbon!

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

View CFrye's profile (online now)

CFrye

8896 posts in 1347 days


#15 posted 06-01-2015 03:37 AM

Congratulations, Anna!

-- God bless, Candy

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com