flowing kelp platter in abalone, malachite and claro walnut

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Project by Andy Needles posted 02-03-2010 06:42 AM 1853 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a custom order for a platter for a wedding anniversary. The husband is an ab diver, and the wife secretly provided me with the abalone shells for inlay. The stone is malachite. After the initial sanding, I pop the finish with thinned poly, and then spray with target poly. I am pleased with the outcome!!

-- rustic andy

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#1 posted 02-03-2010 06:45 AM

very inspiring,wonderfull work,thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 02-03-2010 06:46 AM

You should be pleased – this looks great!

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#3 posted 02-03-2010 06:46 AM

Wow very cool

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#4 posted 02-03-2010 07:23 AM

Another very cool plater. Great job with the stone and shells. That is a wonderfull piece of walnut also. Great design and build.

Keep it up.


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#5 posted 02-03-2010 09:02 AM

Another beauty, nice finish.

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#6 posted 02-03-2010 03:07 PM

Great work. How deep do you set in the inlay?

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#7 posted 02-03-2010 06:10 PM

WOW, that is just beautiful!

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 08:00 AM

The groove/area for the inlay is set at about 1/4-1/8 inches JayJay

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#9 posted 02-07-2010 05:16 AM

very nicely done … you should blog your process …

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