|Project by woodsmithshop||posted 03-26-2014 08:48 PM||777 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I have been working on this project for about 3 months, off and on, it depicts a scroll sawn buffalo skull, with feathers inlaid into a base then outlined with inlace, with Walnut spokes, and Walnut rim of a wheel. the last picture is the first try, the main base on the last pic is qrtrsawn Sycamore, the skull and feathers are 1/4” thick Black Cherry, the spokes are Black Walnut, as is the rim, the outline around the skull and feathers is black dyed Inlace resin, it is easy to see that the inlace has penetrated the Sycamore,it could not be sanded out, on my second try, I shellacked the whole thing, it helped but the inlace still got into the Sycamore, just not as bad, so, my next try I used Cherry for the main base, Cherry for the skull and feathers ( because that is what I had already) and a copper dyed inlace for the outline, the inlace does not penetrate the Cherry, so it worked out much better the third time around. there are some improvements that need to be made, I am not sure if it is worth trying to sell though because of the amount of time involved. it has still been a fun project. don’t know what i will try next.