The Three Wise Men... inlay work.

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Project by Alexander Valle-Albert posted 982 days ago 1237 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, it is a rather liberal interpretation of the Three Wise Men I finished this month… I used 18 wood species to inlay, crushed turquoise (little stars) and crushed red coral (knot of the Bright star)... the three slabs are Lignum Vitae (Guayacán), West Indian Satinwood (Aceitillo) and Maga… frame and panel are solid Cuban Mahogany (Caoba) stained Wengue … Frame size is 32” X 24”.... frame is finished in Satin Acrylic Lacquer and the three slabs were polished to 2,400 and then waxed. Sorry for the pictures… they do not do it justice to the work.

Thanks for looking and best wishes to all of you during this holiday.


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#1 posted 982 days ago

OK, looking at this stunning piece of art prompted me to look at your other projects, and I’ve come to the conclusion that you need to start blogging. I’m dying to know how one even begins such a work!

-- Tom

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#2 posted 982 days ago

I love the use of the knot as the Bright Star!! And the design and execution of the whole piece is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#3 posted 982 days ago

WOW!!! Truly stricking. I would also encourage you to share your methods with us. I would love to be able to do this quality of inlay but much like Tom wouldn’t know where to begin. Thanks for sharing your tallent.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#4 posted 982 days ago

Very unique art ,so well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 982 days ago

Wow! A very beautiful interpretation. Quite the artistic touch. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Alexander Valle-Albert

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#6 posted 981 days ago

Thanks for your comments. I have no problem with blogging and to share my methods… the only problem is that English is not my native language and sometimes it is very difficult to me explain processes in English… although I thinks photos is a great help and better then words :-) But definitively, I will try blogging in my current project … an inlayed antique map of Puerto Rico in the 17th century cartographic style.

Have a great day!!!!


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 979 days ago

Hi Alexander,

Very nice work!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

#8 posted 956 days ago

Very cool inlay great work

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#9 posted 954 days ago

Beautiful work Alexander.

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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