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Walnut Platter with Malachite Inlay

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Project by Chaotic posted 710 days ago 1264 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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deon

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#1 posted 710 days ago

Looks great to me. Cool combination of elements

-- Dreaming patterns

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 710 days ago

Could you tell us more about the malachitr – what it is and how it is applied? Fascinating color and effect you have created there. Well done indeed!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Woodstock

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#3 posted 709 days ago

I Googled “malachir” and it suggested “Malachite” from Wikipedia, which I’m guessing after reading the link, is what was used. Interesting link to read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachite

I’ve only seen crushed turquoise used. But I really like the green!
It is indeed nicely done and I also would like to know how it was inlayed and any turning or finishing problems.

Chaotic, you really did a nice job.

-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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Chaotic

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#4 posted 709 days ago

That’s the stuff N6DSW. I ordered a somewhat smaller than fist sized specimen and crush it by hand to fit what space I’m filling. You can use a quality clear drying epoxy or CA. Sanding everything level and refilling any gaps or air holes is the most trying aspect but it can be done with regular sandpaper up to a Mohs hardness level of 7 or so.

I was inspired mainly by Stephen Baxter. If you haven’t seen any of his work Google it up.

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Chaotic

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#5 posted 709 days ago

Whoops. Stephen Hatcher, not Baxter. Stephen Baxter is the author of a book I’m reading.

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#6 posted 709 days ago

This is really cool, great work.

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

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bowtie

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#7 posted 709 days ago

Beautiful ! I like the way you reinforced the knot with contrast.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 703 days ago

Beautiful platter. That malachite really sets it off!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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