Madrone rose

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Project by Splitblade posted 08-25-2015 04:20 AM 824 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been posting several pictures of my old projects, well this is one of the new ones I just delivered. This was a gift for my friends wedding, I started a plaque 3 years ago for her, decided that I didn’t like it….and it is still sitting in my shop, both she and my wife reminded me that I was slacking on my commitments so I had to step it into double time and get something made (I really didn’t like how the other one was looking so yes, I started over)
The wood is madrone with a piece of quilted sapele for the base. The beauty and the beast rose was my wifes idea, when she said that I knew we had a winner, but my friend really likes butterflies, so we made that work. Cameras don’t like showing all the colors in the abalone inlays, so you will just have to take my word for it when I say they turned out adding a nice contrast of colors to the piece.
I did aim for the middle of the cathedral of the grain, though after I carved down into the wood, I realized how lucky I got, the grain literally radiates from the center of the rose. Everyone has told me how impressed they are that I made it look like that, I just smile, though in reality I doubt I could have done It if I tried, sometimes the wood works for you, sometimes it doesn’t.

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#1 posted 08-25-2015 11:58 AM

Very nicely done..really like the butterfly.

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#2 posted 08-25-2015 06:09 PM

Good project, the butterfly is a perfect detail.

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 03:39 AM

Magnificant carving! The rose is beautiful.Buterfly too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-26-2015 05:56 AM

Lovely work. I really like the abalone inlays too. Thank you for sharing your work.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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