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Project by Walnut_Weasel posted 888 days ago 1611 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the most recent project I have finished. The background is maple, the wings are black palm, the head is end-grain black palm, and the body is leopard wood. The border is purchased pre-made banding. The finish is super blonde shellac sanded to 600 grit then followed with steel wool and a thin coat of clear wax.

This is the first time I have tried freehand inlay and sand shading. Although I was able to get a nice fit on the inlay with a few tiny gaps, I still need to practice my sand shading! I am very proud of how well it turned out! Now to just find a place to hang it…

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com





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Jim Jakosh

11341 posts in 1741 days


#1 posted 888 days ago

Very nice inlay job!!!!!.........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Finn

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#2 posted 888 days ago

Very nice!

-- In God We Trust

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shipwright

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#3 posted 888 days ago

Nice job.
The sand shading will get easier with practice.
Try practicing on lighter woods. It’s harder to see your progress on dark ones.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Martyroc

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#4 posted 888 days ago

That came out great, I have never done inlays like that just a few standard butterflies, ver nice work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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dakotawood

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#5 posted 887 days ago

Very nice! I just tried my first inlay as well recently. Definitely not as good as this turned out!

-- Travis, South Dakota

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 887 days ago

This is beautiful and very nicely done.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Woodenwizard

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#7 posted 887 days ago

Well Done!

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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