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Pheasants Stone Inlay

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Project by drawninstone posted 04-13-2017 01:12 PM 547 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this piece (I’m working overtime lately getting ready for an art and craft show). Pheasants were are fun challenge to inlay because of all the detail in the feathers – both routering them in and then in finding and mixing the right colors of stone. I included a pic of the piece right before I started adding stone and a pic of the piece part way through the process surrounded by some of the stones that I was using in it.
My goal someday is to really “paint” with the rock – using wood as the canvas and playing with just the palette nature gives me.

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





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#1 posted 04-13-2017 02:53 PM

That is really amazing and beautiful. I had a look at your website and Etsy site. Beautiful work. I really enjoyed reading and looking at the pictures of how you do it.

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

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 03:00 PM

beautiful work

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#3 posted 04-13-2017 03:05 PM

Delightful work Darci.
I particularly liked the octopus and dragonfly.
Couple of questions:
What keeps the stone in place, epoxy?
What sort of router allows you to leave such thin partitions in the wood?
I’m trying to envision how you could have routed the dragonfly wing and can’t think of any tool other than a Dremel or similar to do the job or I suppose an NC router.
Regardless of how, you show impressive creativity.
Thank you.
Mike

-- Mike in SoCal

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#4 posted 04-13-2017 07:28 PM

Beautiful!

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#5 posted 04-13-2017 08:21 PM

This is a magnificent piece and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#6 posted 04-13-2017 09:57 PM

Beautifully done, Darci!

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#7 posted 04-13-2017 11:54 PM

super work. take a bow!!!

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#8 posted 04-14-2017 12:43 AM

Outstanding…..

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drawninstone

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#9 posted 04-17-2017 11:04 PM



Delightful work Darci.
I particularly liked the octopus and dragonfly.
Couple of questions:
What keeps the stone in place, epoxy?
What sort of router allows you to leave such thin partitions in the wood?
I m trying to envision how you could have routed the dragonfly wing and can t think of any tool other than a Dremel or similar to do the job or I suppose an NC router.
Regardless of how, you show impressive creativity.
Thank you.
Mike

- NotaJock

I use Starbond CA glue to keep the stones in the wood. And I use a Foredom Micromotor to do most of the fine detail. I actually run end mills in it (the kind that would be used in machining metal) because they seem to work better for not breaking through the really fine pieces of wood.

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

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