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Project by drawninstone posted 10-15-2017 02:40 PM 1443 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was probably the most complicated routering I’ve ever done for an inlay. When I finished the design I knew is was going to be tricky – but by the time I was 9 hours in and working with the smallest end mills I have I knew I was definitely pushing it. I tried to capture the movement of the water with the wood and then fill in the color by layering different types of semi-translucent stone over each other.
I did this piece in soft maple because the grain of that allows for really fine detail since it’s not very “grabby”. It’s inlaid with obsidian, howlite, calcite, apatite, labradorite, moonstone, fuchsite, malachite, limestone, jasper, lepidolite, fluorite, biotite and sandstone.

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





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#1 posted 10-15-2017 03:39 PM

Wow- that’s amazing!

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#2 posted 10-15-2017 04:39 PM

I think you have achieved your goal of flowing water – beautiful!

Pieter

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#3 posted 10-15-2017 07:25 PM

wow absolutely gorgeous work,well worth the time spent.

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#4 posted 10-15-2017 07:31 PM

Masterful workmanship and a wonderful work of art.

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#5 posted 10-15-2017 07:33 PM

very nice work !!!!

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#6 posted 10-15-2017 07:36 PM

Impressive!

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#7 posted 10-15-2017 10:52 PM

Outstanding…...

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#8 posted 10-16-2017 12:49 AM

Beautiful work although I don’t understand it…

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#9 posted 10-16-2017 02:16 AM

Quite amazing.

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#10 posted 10-16-2017 04:23 AM

Very impressive!

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#11 posted 10-16-2017 02:14 PM

This piece is absolutely beautiful. It’s a fantastic eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#12 posted 10-16-2017 02:39 PM



Beautiful work although I don t understand it…

- mahdee

What part of it don’t you understand? Hopefully I can answer whatever questions you have!

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

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#13 posted 10-16-2017 02:49 PM

Gorgeous. It looks like it’s all crushed stone, or is it actual shaped pieces?

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drawninstone

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#14 posted 10-16-2017 04:01 PM



Gorgeous. It looks like it s all crushed stone, or is it actual shaped pieces?

- Mosquito

It’s all different types of crushed stone.

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

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#15 posted 10-16-2017 04:23 PM

Wonderful workmanship!

What router did you use (palm router or even a Dremel type setup I suppose)?

Your stamina is amazing 8^)

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