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Brook Trout Stone Inlay

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Project by drawninstone posted 03-30-2017 03:18 PM 1029 views 3 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished up this stone inlay of a brook trout. After spending quite a few years in Idaho and Montana doing fish research in high mountain lakes and streams I’m kind of a fish dork – so I wanted to get this as close to accurate as possible.
I included a pic of the piece when I had finished routering (inletting? – not sure what the right word to use here is) the design into the wood but before I started adding stone. I really only use a router for removing the biggest chunks of wood. My primary tool is a Foredom Micro Motor running end mills (because they get tiny enough for the fine details I’m doing).

-- Darci, http://www.drawninstone.com





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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 03-30-2017 04:04 PM

Beautiful piece of work. What is the stone(s) you use? Will the finished article be hung on a wall?
Really impressive.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 03-30-2017 04:17 PM

Beautiful work! A great example for mixed media art.

Claude

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#3 posted 03-30-2017 04:49 PM

Pretty realistic catched movement.

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 04:58 PM

Jaw dropping work Darci!

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#5 posted 03-30-2017 04:59 PM

That is some kind of Outstanding…..

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#6 posted 03-30-2017 04:59 PM

Darci, that is just wonderful! You have been blessed with amazing talent.

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#7 posted 03-30-2017 04:59 PM

Wow….great work

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drawninstone

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#8 posted 03-30-2017 05:05 PM

Thanks! The stones I used were malachite, labradorite, biotite, obsidian, fuchsite, calcite, sodalite and jasper. The piece could be hung on a wall or used as a cutting/serving board.

-- Darci, http://www.drawninstone.com

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#9 posted 03-30-2017 05:08 PM

If I caught someone cutting on a piece like that, I’d go ballistic… LOL

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#10 posted 03-30-2017 05:09 PM

this work is FANTASTIC ….....and very beautiful ........ GREAT JOB :<))

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#11 posted 03-30-2017 05:13 PM

It’s amazing. I’m not even sure what I’m looking at. I think I caught that fish in Minnesota.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#12 posted 03-30-2017 05:26 PM

That is nice, you have a great talent there. Good job !!!

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#13 posted 03-30-2017 05:55 PM

This is a beautiful piece of artwork. You have a good eye and a wonderful talent and the project displays some fine details and a lot of craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#14 posted 03-30-2017 06:28 PM

Oh, yes that is beautiful! Thanks for the picture of the routing. Helped me understand how you went about it. Great piece.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#15 posted 03-30-2017 06:45 PM

I’m curious, which Foredom Micro Motor are you running? Can you tell us more about your setup?

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