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Project by Celticscroller posted 05-29-2015 04:05 AM 955 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/





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shipwright

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#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/

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Celticscroller

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#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/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#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"

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

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

-- God bless, Candy

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#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

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Celticscroller

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#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/

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#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

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woodbutcherbynight

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#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.

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

That is beautifully done.

-- Kepy

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Celticscroller

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#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/

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

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

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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Celticscroller

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#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/

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Roger

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#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

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Celticscroller

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#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/

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CFrye

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

Congratulations, Anna!

-- God bless, Candy

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