homemade inlay

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Project by michelletwo posted 11-05-2011 10:51 AM 1611 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first completed homemade inlay for this cottonwood burl 12” bowl. Walnut, holly & turquoise. I am pleased with my first attempt in super wood, but it was painstaking, nit-picky, and annoying work!!! :-) I wanted something new & fascinating for bowls & think that despite the work entailed, it sure dresses up a bowl. Hope you enjoy. The second picture shows, in-process work, for those of you who like that kind of thing.

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 11:04 AM

My goodness that is beautiful!!! My first thought when I saw this was WOW! The turquoise really sets off the other colors beautifully and it is certainly a stunning piece. Are the turquoise inlays granular?

I am adding this to my list of favorites. It is a wonderful piece.

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 11-05-2011 11:33 AM

If it were easy… everyone would be doing it… glad you stuck with it… came out fabulously…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 03:36 PM

That looks fantastic, Michelle.

Is that powdered turquoise set in epoxy?

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

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#4 posted 11-05-2011 05:01 PM

I agree with Larry. I like the inlay, its worth the effort, makes the bowl come alive.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#5 posted 11-05-2011 05:23 PM

Charlie..yes..powdered & nugget mix

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#6 posted 11-05-2011 05:35 PM

Nice piece! Well worth the effort! Looking forward to new pieces from your creative mind. RH

-- Roman:... FIGHT HUNGER ----- DON'T EAT!

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#7 posted 11-05-2011 11:04 PM

Wow Michelle thats an exercise in patience & a steady hand cutting all thoes curvatures to match up, think your’e on to something here, bet you have more ideas on this theme. What a fabulous result indeed. :: )))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 11-06-2011 03:52 AM

Very impressive piece! You must have lots of patience!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 11-06-2011 05:08 AM

This is your first piece? I can hardly wait to see your next one! It is beautiful!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 11-06-2011 09:00 AM

Beautiful design ….best wishes

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#11 posted 12-09-2011 06:51 AM

Beautiful piece even without the inlay. Nice thing about all that extra work is that it sure is unique. Well done and thanks for sharing.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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