LumberJocks

"Birches"

  • Advertise with us
Project by swirlsandburls posted 11-06-2010 09:39 PM 1733 views 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all, here’s a new plate I finished up yesterday for the gallery. The wood is hickory. The birches are inlaid marble that I left “proud” of the surface to give more depth to the inlay. The leaves are malachite and sulfur. he frame is yellow calcite over gold leaf. I will add some “how I did it” photos later.

-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general





29 comments so far

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2239 posts in 1801 days


#1 posted 11-06-2010 09:51 PM

Hey, way nice!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

View branch's profile

branch

1016 posts in 2123 days


#2 posted 11-06-2010 09:58 PM

hi that is a very n ice plate great job i love it
branch

View tinnman65's profile

tinnman65

1231 posts in 2382 days


#3 posted 11-06-2010 10:16 PM

Very nice work!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

View BarbS's profile

BarbS

2434 posts in 3054 days


#4 posted 11-06-2010 10:20 PM

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4166 posts in 1825 days


#5 posted 11-06-2010 10:26 PM

Very Nice

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View TopamaxSurvivor's profile

TopamaxSurvivor

16003 posts in 2644 days


#6 posted 11-06-2010 10:38 PM

Amazeingly awesome!! I’m going to go mark you for the details. don’t want to miss them ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

View RogerBean's profile

RogerBean

1453 posts in 1922 days


#7 posted 11-06-2010 10:56 PM

Impressive. More than impressive.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

View stefang's profile

stefang

14550 posts in 2303 days


#8 posted 11-06-2010 11:16 PM

A wonderful piece of art (and woodworking).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15995 posts in 3187 days


#9 posted 11-06-2010 11:38 PM

Outstanding! I love the technique you used.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View Andrew's profile

Andrew

709 posts in 2167 days


#10 posted 11-06-2010 11:41 PM

super fantastic. I love this piece. I am looking forwar to you showing us how you did it.
Thanks for sharing, and thans in advance for the tutorial on how it is done.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

View gary351's profile

gary351

97 posts in 1764 days


#11 posted 11-06-2010 11:41 PM

Never seen stone work inlay with wood, very harmonious!

-- A poor man has poor way's

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

6003 posts in 1766 days


#12 posted 11-06-2010 11:45 PM

I just went back and looked at your gallery. I love your artistic touch and your use of unconventional media. keep up the great creative work. I’m looking forward.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

View KnotCurser's profile

KnotCurser

1908 posts in 2037 days


#13 posted 11-06-2010 11:46 PM

I don’t think I have ever seen something like this – fantastic work!

This MUST have been difficult getting the inlay into a curved surface!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

View Dan'um Style's profile

Dan'um Style

13828 posts in 2951 days


#14 posted 11-06-2010 11:50 PM

wow … very distictive

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

View TheGravedigger's profile

TheGravedigger

963 posts in 2993 days


#15 posted 11-07-2010 12:29 AM

Very impressive. I’ve never seen this type of inlay before.

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

showing 1 through 15 of 29 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com