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Project by swirlsandburls posted 11-06-2010 09:39 PM 1637 views 6 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





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

Hey, way nice!

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

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

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#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

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

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#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

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#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 ;-))

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

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#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)

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

A wonderful piece of art (and woodworking).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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

Outstanding! I love the technique you used.

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

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#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

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

Never seen stone work inlay with wood, very harmonious!

-- A poor man has poor way's

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#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/

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#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

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

wow … very distictive

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#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

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