|Project by dvl||posted 04-26-2010 04:57 AM||1882 views||18 times favorited||31 comments|
It’s been a little over a years since my last posting. This is my winter project and I hope you enjoy it.
The piece is called “Broken Arrow”. The feature ring design comes from a Navaho war blanket pattern that I saw in a little Native American shop in Scottsdale AZ. I added the “broken arrows” just because they seemed to be appropriate. The piece is approximately 19” wide and 18” high. It’s constructed of western maple, bloodwood, holly, ebony, and eight different brown and tan woods which the arrow shafts and feathers are made of.
I started working on the piece during Thanksgiving of 09 and just finished the final coat of lacquer this past weekend. It still needs a good final sanding and polishing. My guess is that I have around 300 hours of build time into the project. The vase consists of 5,930 individual pieces.
Hope you like it,