homemade inlay

  • Advertise with us
Project by michelletwo posted 11-05-2011 10:51 AM 1806 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.

11 comments so far

View Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)'s profile

Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

8946 posts in 2313 days

#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"

View degoose's profile


7189 posts in 2747 days

#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...

View CharlieM1958's profile


16228 posts in 3611 days

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

That looks fantastic, Michelle.

Is that powdered turquoise set in epoxy?

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

View BritBoxmaker's profile


4607 posts in 2429 days

#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.

View michelletwo's profile


2570 posts in 2408 days

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

Charlie..yes..powdered & nugget mix

View Roman - THE BOOTMAN's profile


763 posts in 2079 days

#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:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

View peteg's profile


3781 posts in 2216 days

#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

View mmh's profile


3661 posts in 3115 days

#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

View LittlePaw's profile


1571 posts in 2471 days

#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.

View S4S's profile


2118 posts in 2074 days

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

Beautiful design ….best wishes

View RichardH's profile


295 posts in 2395 days

#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."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics