Walnut Votive with Malachite Inlay

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Project by swirlsandburls posted 12-10-2009 02:17 AM 2488 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey again, this came out of a 3×5 1/2×40 chunk of walnut with some burly grain at one end. I decided to create a fun gift for Christmas (on sale at the gallery!) and so incorporated Malachite and Gold Mica into an inlaid rim, and then added both a red and green (buyers gets both) glass votive.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#1 posted 12-10-2009 02:26 AM

John, this is a gorgeous turning. The inlay adds quite a bit of visual interest to it. And what is not to like about walnut. It is such as beautiful wood.

Thanks for sharing this. It is a beautiful piece.

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#2 posted 12-10-2009 04:08 AM

Great color combo! Very nice.

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#3 posted 12-10-2009 04:10 AM

Looks great John

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#4 posted 12-10-2009 05:18 AM

Beautiful piece, and great photos too!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 12-10-2009 07:39 AM

Great turning. Love the wood and inlace combo. Very nice touch.

Keep it up.


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#6 posted 12-10-2009 09:02 AM

Beautiful work. I like the inlay.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 12-10-2009 02:34 PM


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#8 posted 12-10-2009 02:41 PM

Thanks for the comments! And to Scrappy: I actually use no inlace stone. It is too uniform for what I prefer to create. I make up my own aggregate from larger chunks of stone, and select the larger pieces one at a time to create the look I want. I use cyanoacrylate adhesives as the binder; it is less smelly that inlace, doesn’t require mixing, and is much faster.


-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general

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#9 posted 12-11-2009 02:33 AM

Nice work. Great piece of turning.

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#10 posted 12-11-2009 03:31 AM

Nice turning, beautiful inlay and nice design of the walnut turning itself. The inlay and candle only add icing to the cake.

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#11 posted 12-13-2009 05:46 AM

Great looking, I have not done the stone inlays yet. Is the red insert your creation or purshased? This project has a lot of things going on with it. If I was closer I would seek your teaching O wise one…...


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#12 posted 12-14-2009 12:34 AM

Thanks for the info. I can see where your stone is a veriety of sizes and gives it a more natural look then the inlace I have seen.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#13 posted 12-15-2009 04:54 AM

This is really interesting. I would like to know where you find stone inlay materials like this. Nicely done!

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#14 posted 01-24-2010 09:07 PM

Beeeeautiful , I love it!!!!!!!!!

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#15 posted 06-19-2010 07:14 PM


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