Malachite inlaid turtle gift

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Project by Splitblade posted 06-14-2017 04:17 AM 1052 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife requested me to carve a turtle as a thank you gift for one of our school faculty (she collects turtles). My wife picked a design that she liked and I grabbed a piece of lacewood, shaped it then carved in the pattern and inlaid the carving with malachite. had the wife and all the kids sign the bottom then burned all the signatures into the wood. Was a fun weekend project, turned out hopefully a nice collectible memorial.

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#1 posted 06-14-2017 05:51 AM

Absolutely wonderful. I wish I had your skills.

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#2 posted 06-14-2017 04:08 PM

Very neat projects. I like that malachite inlay , too!!


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#3 posted 06-14-2017 04:22 PM

Very well done on all aspects. Even the “burned signatures” are an excellent touch!

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#4 posted 06-15-2017 12:29 AM

Great job on the turtle and the inlay is cool.

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#5 posted 06-15-2017 02:00 AM

Great gift idea. The colors look good together, thanks for posting.

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#6 posted 06-15-2017 02:47 AM

Please, where did you get the malachite?

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#7 posted 06-15-2017 10:26 AM

There’s a place just south of us named Marsha’s rocks, An old rock hound has a small business selling stones both rough and polished. I like to get rough stones because not only are they cheaper, but some of the “factory made” polished stone you get from bins in gift shops and other places are actually too perfect so they are much harder to crush for the crush stone inlay, finding a local rock hound is probably the best option if you can find one.

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#8 posted 06-18-2017 04:52 PM

WoW! Very nice!!

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