|Project by StLouisWoodworker||posted 11-01-2015 06:07 PM||661 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I made these small bowls just to give a try at inlaying silver wire. The six bowl sides are made of Peruvian walnut, slope 50° from horizontal, and are joined with compound miters; the bottoms from domestic walnut. I used four types of silver wire: two are flat silver wire of thicknesses 0.008” and 0.014” and width 0.055”, and the other two are circular silver wire of gauges 10 and 16.¹ I also used some 0.25”-diameter brass tubing of the type found in hobby stores. Inlaid inside the brass tubing are some dyed-wood veneers (yellow and green) and some stone (blue and red). Don’t look too closely or you’ll see where I screwed up while inlaying one of the green leaves. My objective was to try inlaying some wire, so maybe you can overlook that yukky misstep. Size: 8”x5”x1”.
¹ Gauge is a common way to specify the size of wire, but I prefer diameter, so I wrote a short app for my phone to convert between the two measures. If you’re interested in such things, you can read about it here
-- Don Snyder (38.6N, 90.3W)