|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 11-23-2010 01:12 AM||2037 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
Hi all, and Happy Thanksgiving! Got home a little early (I love being self-employed!) and decided to finish off this little vase. It is a buckeye burl with a Lapis inlay. This is my first experience with lapis. Boy is this stuff hard! While it added to the challenge, the stone’s color is really terrific. The yellow dye was my wife Sarah’s idea. She is the true artist in the house (watercolor and pastel) so she is much more the color guru than I am. It is about 7” tall by about 3 1/2” at the widest diameter. The finial was a challenge, since it wanted to splinter and crumble at the tip. The blank was pretty rough and a very unfriendly shape, so I had to bandsaw a bunch of it away.
-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general