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08-06-2011, 04:53 PM #1
Box of Leafs
Here is the latest box. I had never done the leaf thing before and had lots of fun w/this one.<br>I had origanly made a much thinner stem but didnt like the way it looked so covered it w/another one. Was way to thick for me so drew a lizard on it to help hide the size of the stem. Cant seem to find a pic. of the finished box but I put some lateral lines in the lizard and finished his feet.
The box is blood wood sitting on a walnut base. Leafs are teak that I placed in hot sand to darken up the edges. Stem is ebony and the lizard is of green birch. Hope you like it.
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08-09-2011, 09:18 PM #2
Byron, where did you learn to do inlay like that? It's very beautiful. I've always wanted to try that, but have been somewhat reluctant to start as it looks so complicated. I'm not sure that I have the patience for it :)
08-09-2011, 11:05 PM #3
Good work, way past my wood butchering
08-11-2011, 06:14 PM #4
'Thanks guys. I do enjoy building small boxes. I have quite a few diff. kindes of exotic woods to work with and am really getting into the inlays, ispecially the onles that are not straight lines or circles. I have a habit of putting at least one insect somewere on my boxes. I dont put my name anywhere on them tho. When Im gone I want to be gone.
"Byron, where did you learn to do inlay like that?"
Watching vidios and reading all I could on it. Then just go for it. Start out w/something simple. Be patient Each leaf took 2 hrs to do. 1 hr. per half leaf.
Be creative and most importantly have FUN.
08-11-2011, 11:22 PM #5
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08-13-2011, 10:18 PM #6
Buddy, you are good, that is some close work, just beautiful!
08-13-2011, 11:24 PM #7
Nice work, takes some patience.