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Blog entry by Valerii posted 10-27-2008 09:17 PM 1534 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, finally I did this. The brief process of inlaying a hair comb right here.
Of course first I need a sketch on my comb and my wife do it for me:

Next step is cutting a groove for the brass ribbon:

Then I use a lathe for cutting a mother of pearl:

After this phase I cut a space for mother of pearl peaces:

And the final steps are grinding and polishing the comb. Usually I use a dentist`s drill for these operations. And after that I have the comb in beech inlaid with brass and mother of pearl saturated with linseed oil:



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#1 posted 10-28-2008 05:22 AM

Beautiful inlay in combination with the textures. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 10-28-2008 05:43 AM

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#3 posted 10-28-2008 01:10 PM

Thank you.

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#4 posted 10-29-2008 06:49 AM

Hi Zebrano;

Excellent work, although based on the changes happening to your fingernails, from photo one on, shows this work is very hard on them. You might want to consider a new vocation. LOL

Beautiful job.

Lee

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#5 posted 10-29-2008 04:23 PM

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#6 posted 10-30-2008 11:45 AM

Thanks.
To Lee about my fingernails: Never mind! I have some kits of fingernails. It depends on work which I propose to do :-)

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 06:24 AM

just saw some of your work and noticed you had this blog.
Thankyou. I was wondering just how to go about this sort of thing.
By the way I love your projects.

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#8 posted 06-04-2010 06:27 AM

Super blog very well done

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#9 posted 11-03-2016 10:51 PM

Do you use any type of glue to hold the mother of pearl in place?

-- Leafherder

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#10 posted 11-04-2016 04:51 PM


Do you use any type of glue to hold the mother of pearl in place?
- leafherder

Yes I use a glue, it may be any type of multipurpose glue for gluing various materials.

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