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11 in tall 6 1/2 diameter at top ,made of maple inlay of dragonfly is epoxy resin colored with charcoal powder and turquoise inlay 168 pieces before the cut

-- jim nevada





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#1 posted 11-09-2010 02:33 AM

hi very nice
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#2 posted 11-09-2010 03:05 AM

Very nice Glynn, do you use crushed turquoise or small pieces in your inlay? Looks great!

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

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#3 posted 11-09-2010 03:14 AM

Another very fine piece.

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#4 posted 11-09-2010 03:26 AM

yes I do use crushed turquiose but crush it myself as a neighbor has been giving me some leftovers from his jewelry

-- jim nevada

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#5 posted 11-09-2010 08:00 AM

Great piece. It really looks nice.

I have done inlays on a flat surface with a template and an inlay kit.
I am curious to know how you do an inlay on a surface that curves.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 11-09-2010 03:23 PM

to do the inlay on a curved surface I mortise out the shape with a fordom carver(dremel on steroids)then before I cast the epoxy I put tape around the outside to make a dam,the next day sand it off.I then take the power carver and mortice out for the areas I want the stone then set the stone with a medium viscosity ca glue with a spray accelerant. when that is done fine sand everything flush and finish

-- jim nevada

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#7 posted 11-09-2010 11:13 PM

Fantastic! The butterfly one is my fav., but this one is lovely too!

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#8 posted 11-10-2010 08:04 AM

Glynn: Thanks for the information, really helpfull!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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