Bent Dovedtailed Humming Bird

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Project by Dandog posted 02-27-2011 06:20 AM 1524 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bent box walnut top birch carcass inlayed flower and bird an a little piro around the wings of the hummingbird.This is for my friend that puts up with me.hope she like’s it.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#1 posted 02-27-2011 06:57 AM

Nice job! You need to find a friend with a better camera though so we can see the details.

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#2 posted 02-27-2011 07:10 AM

Ya thanks Man got to get camera thing worked out

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#3 posted 02-27-2011 07:20 AM

more crappy pics

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#4 posted 02-27-2011 07:37 AM

Good job on the box.
Can you give more info on how you did the inlay?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#5 posted 02-27-2011 07:42 AM

unique design and build Dan

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 02-27-2011 07:49 AM

It’s not paint, thanks i have seen your guy’s work and it is appreciated.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#7 posted 02-27-2011 11:21 AM

Great job Dan. Very unique piece..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#8 posted 02-27-2011 01:27 PM

Beautiful work Dan & very original

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#9 posted 02-27-2011 03:44 PM

Awesome piece. Your friend will probably put up with you a while longer I would say.
Maybe it’s not the camera I know I have to use a tripod for shots like this even a cheap one works well.

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#10 posted 02-27-2011 04:17 PM

As some one who likes to do marquety inlays. I will say that that is one fine job. Hope I will be to that level someday. Are the woods dyed? If not where do you get such a green wood? Do you use a knife or a scrollsaw to cut out the inlay and how thick is the inlay? I have tried to do the burning with very little success, can’t seem to get the sand hot enough. Maybe my hot plate is not big enough, or I have to much sand.

-- Measure twice, cut once, and hope for the best.

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#11 posted 02-27-2011 04:38 PM

Great job. Does the camera have a macro function? Usually it’s depicted as a flower symbol. It works surprisingly well.

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#12 posted 02-27-2011 04:49 PM

Great looking box and inlay!

Try not putting the camera quite so close. Then, if you have any editing software at all, you can crop the image to enlarge the area you want to show up close.

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

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#13 posted 02-27-2011 05:18 PM

Very nice. I’m another marquetry type who would like to see some sharper photos if you can swing it. I’m also interested in the questions mainwoodworks asked above.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#14 posted 02-28-2011 04:16 AM

Very nice work, I really like the design and the inlay looks great.

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

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#15 posted 03-14-2011 04:50 PM

I really like the sculpted lid. That’s a beatiful piece of wood.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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