Cocobolo Votive for Christmas

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Project by swirlsandburls posted 11-07-2010 11:41 PM 1366 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Cocobolo votive I made for the gallery. These are very popular around Christmas. I include green, red, and clear glass inserts so the patron can mix and match with other decorations. I think the Malachite and gold mica inlay are dramatic next to a dark reddish wood. I made one out of walnut last year.

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

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 11:58 PM

Super nice gem. You do very impressive work.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 12:31 AM

Very nice work. They should be popular. Nice touch including extra glasses.
Thanks for sharing

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

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 01:12 AM

Very nice. It’s too bad that beautiful wood inside the turning will be covered by the glass and the votive.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 02:43 AM

Love the green malachite, it really sets it off.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#5 posted 11-08-2010 03:46 AM


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

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#6 posted 11-08-2010 04:46 AM

Very nice piece. What did you finish it with? Is there any trouble getting a consistent finish over both wood and the stone inlay?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 06:15 AM

Wha a nice piece of work, there isn’t anything not to like about this piece. I have never used an inlay before was or is it hard to do?

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#8 posted 11-09-2010 01:07 AM

It’s quite beautiful I wonder how many have noticed the inside bottom of your number three photo. I was rather struck by what appeared as two eyes and upon a closer look I see an owl.

I wonder what others see.

Thanks for sharing, it’s beautiful!

Belton, Mo

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