Capsellum Revisited

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Project by NimbleJack posted 10-10-2013 05:41 AM 1196 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 10-10-2013 06:53 AM

Beautiful, love the inlays!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 10-10-2013 04:29 PM

Again, these are very nicely done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 01:52 PM

Beautiful piece! Like the contrasting wood colors and the abalone makes a great accent. Well done!

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