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#1 posted 05-10-2012 05:18 PM
Looks great to me. Cool combination of elements
-- Dreaming patterns
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#2 posted 05-10-2012 05:21 PM
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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#3 posted 05-10-2012 07:54 PM
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.
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.
-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".
#4 posted 05-10-2012 10:35 PM
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.
#5 posted 05-10-2012 11:50 PM
Whoops. Stephen Hatcher, not Baxter. Stephen Baxter is the author of a book I’m reading.
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#6 posted 05-11-2012 04:36 AM
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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#7 posted 05-11-2012 10:35 AM
Beautiful ! I like the way you reinforced the knot with contrast.
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#8 posted 05-17-2012 02:48 AM
Beautiful platter. That malachite really sets it off!!............Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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