Unknown Wood / Unknown Project #4: Finnished the Project!

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Blog entry by scrappy posted 06-15-2009 01:26 AM 1233 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Finnished the Plaque!

Well it is finnally done. I kept getting side tracked with other things around the house.

This is going to a dear freind of my wife and mine. He has been running the center for the blind in Yuma,AZ for the last 25 years. He is retireing on June 27th. This startd as an “Unknown Wood / Unknown Project” and turned into a dedication.

I want to thank everyone who helped this design come into being. Thank You.

The Angel is made up of the following woods: Hair: Blood Wood cut offs Face: Bass Wood cut offs Robe: Poplar pallet wood Wings: White Oak Burl from Rastus

The background is another Unkown wood ( same as from my first inlay rose )

The Frame is Mohagony

I hand routered the lettering on the frame, then filled in with some Aluminum shaveings. ( Had fun making them with a file.) haha

I really like how the grain in the bookmatched background gives the Angel an extra Halo around her. When I was going through my scrap and saw the piece of wood I KNEW were it was going to be used. ( It talked to me! )

The burl in the wings makes them look like they are made up of many small pieces. ( Kind of like wings.)

Finnished with multiple coats of Tung Oil / Varnish

Thank you all for looking.

Please leave ALL comments and criticzm. I am allways trying to improve, so feed-back is helpfull.


ANgel Finnished 1

Angel Finnished 2

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 06-15-2009 01:50 AM

I gotta tell you Scrappy you really did a fine jod on this project. All those different woods and grain patterns really work well together. I’ve got to learn how to inlay. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.


-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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#2 posted 06-15-2009 04:50 AM

Very neat project! The way it all “flows” is terrific! Im sure this will mean a lot to him.

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#3 posted 06-15-2009 12:22 PM

Beautiful piece of work. Everything flows together and the grains are gorgeous. Great job and the friend should be proud of this piece of artistic beauty.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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