|Project by NimbleJack||posted 10-10-2013 05:41 AM||1223 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Materials: Yard cherry, rosewood, abalone, birdshot
Finish: Aerosol lacquer
I had several capsellum blanks left over, so I decided to fill them with birdshot to give them some heft and make paperweights. This one was was my first effort at inlay. My wife found a piece of abalone shell on a beach near Mendocino, CA. that was the perfect size for the end cap. A Foredom Tool was used to excavate for the abalone inlay. The body is from the base of a cherry tree that had outgrown its space in a friend’s yard and needed to be removed. As a green practice, I try to use downed wood where ever possible.
-- Jack - Olympia, Washington