Oak Crotch Piece

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Project by MauBow posted 09-16-2009 05:23 PM 1610 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a piece from a group that I was comissioned to make recently. I tried an inlaid butterfly that is kinda ugly. I had to add some sanding dust and CA to fill around it, but it did stop the crack! the black circles are ebonized with vinegar and steel wool after I put a spiral in them with a dremal tool while running the lathe. It is about 13” wide and 10” tall at the tip. I also made a stand for it out of a wenge dowel and a small piece of spalted maple. Comment and critiques please.

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 06:02 PM

Very unique and original. I like your butterfly, it goes well with the circle and the rest of the wood. The back is neat too.

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 08:00 PM

Thats some conversation piece.

Nice work.

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 05:39 AM

It follows you no matter were you are in the room,

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#4 posted 09-17-2009 08:43 AM

right on! interesting piece. great to see something fresh even if the execution wasn’t what you expect. maybe you try another?

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#5 posted 10-29-2009 11:57 PM

Reaaly cool, I really like the rust stain usage

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