|Project by shipwright||posted 10-28-2010 01:17 AM||2089 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This isn’t really a completed project but it’s not really in progress either. I sliced up a piece of willow crotch a couple days ago and today, when I went to put it away in it’s allotted drawer, I started looking at the grain to see if anything cool was hiding in there. First I saw the waves, they’re pretty obvious if you’re ocean oriented like me. Then the whale just sort of appeared. It was so cool to find it that I separated the parts and splashed a bit of dye around and taped them back together. This is as far as I have got and may be as far as I ever get. I’ll put it away with the rest of the family and maybe some day I’ll double bevel cut it with the next veneer on the pile and inlay it somewhere. I’m experimenting with dyes in marquetry , project coming soon. This was just “Fun in the Shop”
Edit :There’s also a big wave on the left , cresting in the center above the little peak on the right. ....Could make a case for a variation on Katsushika Hokusai’s “Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji”. Anybody see anything else?
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/