Stone Inlay Wood Duck

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Project by drawninstone posted 04-27-2017 02:18 PM 746 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes the piece of wood really dictates the art. This was definitely one of those times.
As soon as I saw this piece of wood I knew that I had to have something “floating” on the grain. It probably didn’t have to be one of the most challenging ducks I could think of to inlay. And I probably then didn’t have to attempt to do it upside down and wavy as well…. But I’d never tried to create a reflection out of stone before and apparently I can’t do anything without making it more challenging than it had to be.
This is maple inlaid with fuchsite, apatite, malachite, biotite, obsidian, labradorite, calcite, howlite, jasper, sandstone, flourite, and sodalite. I finished it with a mix of mineral oil and beeswax.

-- Darci,

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#1 posted 04-27-2017 02:38 PM

That’s a great use of the pattern in the wood!

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

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#2 posted 04-27-2017 02:48 PM

A true artist … awesome!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 04-27-2017 02:49 PM

You are a master craftswoman. I absolutely love it…. Awesome. I am amazed by the way you saw the wood grain (ripples on the water) then did what you did. Simply Awesome. I can’t stop looking at it. Not to mention the Wood Duck is one of my favorite ducks.

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#4 posted 04-27-2017 03:13 PM

That is way better than 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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#5 posted 04-27-2017 03:19 PM

Beautiful and you succeeded at all you challenges. I love seeing you works of art.

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

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#6 posted 04-27-2017 03:54 PM

This is a beautiful piece and displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 04-27-2017 04:56 PM

Great piece of art.

Just “Ducky”—someone had to say it!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#8 posted 04-27-2017 05:12 PM

This is truly an amazing piece of art. I can appreciate the hours and time that you have put into this piece. It takes a special eye, aptitude, talent and love of your work. I to appreciate the wood duck as it showcases your ability.

-- Bob

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#9 posted 04-27-2017 05:19 PM

Beautifully done. You have a great eye for design

-- Old Architect, Cedar Hills

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#10 posted 04-27-2017 05:48 PM

I totally agree with everyone’s comments. Being a waterfowl hunter I love the subject matter. You did an absolutely remarkable job.

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#11 posted 04-27-2017 06:56 PM

Very nice piece. Your reflection is excellent.
I think we have a lot in common. This might interest you.
It is motivated by the appearance of the veneer.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#12 posted 04-28-2017 06:52 AM

I admire the art, the work and patience needed on some projects… very well done !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#13 posted 04-28-2017 11:53 AM

Very nice piece. Your reflection is excellent.
I think we have a lot in common. This might interest you.
It is motivated by the appearance of the veneer.

- shipwright

That piece is really cool! Your marquetry is amazing (I creeped around and looked at a bunch of your other stuff too)!

-- Darci,

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#14 posted 04-28-2017 06:37 PM

This is inspiring. It is posts like this that made me join this website. Very nice.

-- John Hansen

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#15 posted 05-01-2017 11:59 AM

It’s outstanding how you used wood grains as a reflection point! The effect itself is astonishing and colours realistic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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