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Butterfly Wood Mosaic

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Project by CaptainAhab posted 10-09-2010 11:24 PM 3460 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wall art piece that uses ceramic mosaic techniques. It is made from Gabon Ebony, Paduak, EI Rosewood, Hard Maple and Black Walnut.

The Paduak and Ebony pieces were cut to allow space between, then filled with Ebony dust-laden epoxy. Finish coat is 1/16” epoxy and 3 coats of lacquer.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 10-09-2010 11:28 PM

It is really beautiful! How big is it?? The colors are amazing. Nice job!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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CaptainAhab

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#2 posted 10-09-2010 11:31 PM

It’s about 14” across. The oblong smaller spots were routed in and filled with dust-laden epoxy also.

-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 10-09-2010 11:36 PM

Thanks, Dave! That is so cool! I was going to try some things with inlace with scroll sawing and after seeing this it really inspires me to give it a go. I just love it!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 10-09-2010 11:52 PM

WOW!!! That is so cool.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 12:29 AM

This is really beautiful, My wife loves butterflies and she has painted a few projects with butterflies.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 12:37 AM

Awesome work.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 01:25 AM

Neat idea! This looks fantastic!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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mmh

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 02:09 AM

This is quite a lovely piece. I like how the wood grain shows up against the flat black. Very elegant.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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TheGravedigger

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 03:51 AM

Very good use of colors and textures. Very nice.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 04:37 AM

Beautiful piece. Excellent job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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isetegija

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 07:34 AM

Beautiful and unique design, well done.
Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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roselle

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#12 posted 10-12-2010 12:44 PM

that’s is just awesome!

-- dokiselle

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Chip

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#13 posted 10-12-2010 03:44 PM

Terrific piece Cap. Great colors and shapes… the use of the wood grain makes this piece shine. Thanks for the post.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#14 posted 11-07-2010 07:22 AM

Beautiful butterfly!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#15 posted 03-29-2011 03:32 AM

wow…just plain wow…

-- christine

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