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Project by michelletwo posted 1020 days ago 1415 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.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 1020 days ago

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 (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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degoose

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#2 posted 1020 days ago

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... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1019 days ago

That looks fantastic, Michelle.

Is that powdered turquoise set in epoxy?

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

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BritBoxmaker

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#4 posted 1019 days ago

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. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 1019 days ago

Charlie..yes..powdered & nugget mix

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Roman Hrytsak

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#6 posted 1019 days ago

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

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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peteg

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#7 posted 1019 days ago

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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mmh

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#8 posted 1019 days ago

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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LittlePaw

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#9 posted 1019 days ago

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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moment

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#10 posted 1019 days ago

Beautiful design ….best wishes

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RichardH

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#11 posted 986 days ago

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.
Cheers,
Richard

-- "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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