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Birdseye Maple table slab, Inlaid with Turquoise

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Project by Joni Hamari posted 2179 days ago 9854 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a gorgeous little slab of Birdseye Maple….It naturally had several voids, which I decided to fill with Turquoise. I think the colors compliment eachother exceptionally well. I placed this slab on an Ash Juniper Root base…Really nice combination!
It is unfinished in the photos, I just got the first coat on it, and had to share!

Materials: Birdseye Maple
Inlay: Turquoise Nuggets
Finish: Catalyzed Lacquer

-- Joni Hamari, www.HamariDesign.com





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Bradford

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#1 posted 2179 days ago

Wow! that is nice.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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FlWoodRat

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#2 posted 2179 days ago

Joni, That is pretty enough to bring a tear to my eyes. Thanks for sharing.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Duckarrowtypes

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#3 posted 2179 days ago

Beautiful! Can you explain the inlay process? Did you mix up the pulverized stuff with epoxy and just glop it into the voids?

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puzzled

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#4 posted 2179 days ago

Beautiful piece!! I just picked up one of your 5 bag lots on ebay, thanks for the link…I have been looking for some turquoise.

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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trifern

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#5 posted 2179 days ago

Gorgeous wood and turquoise. The turquoise looks as though it has always been there and only discovered when the wood was cut open. Great job.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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backyarder1

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#6 posted 2179 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderfully creative mind!

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macpiper

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#7 posted 2179 days ago

that is a great piece. the turquoise is a very interesting addition. what sort of base did you make? i would love to see the table as a whole.

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 2179 days ago

Nice touch to a great piece of burl.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2179 days ago

Joni,

The burl is beautiful enough in its own right and the voids would simply have added character to it but filling them with the turquoise adds a lot of visual interest to the piece.

Very nice.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Kerry

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#10 posted 2178 days ago

Boy, a person could stare into that for a long time. Very nice.

Kerry

-- Alberta, Canada

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dennis mitchell

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#11 posted 2178 days ago

Beautiful combination of materials.

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Blake

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#12 posted 2178 days ago

Amazing work. It looks like a map with lots of lakes and mountain ranges.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#13 posted 2177 days ago

I’d tell people it grew that way, they’d fall for it I bet.

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#14 posted 2170 days ago

Wow What a piece of Art.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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Chris

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#15 posted 1495 days ago

Absolutly beautiful!!

-- One Time Tree Man

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