Sunday, March 24, 2013

trying new things

I am trying to improve my inlay skills. I saw a jewelry box with a branch that stood proud of the box. I went into the neighborhood and took pictures of branches that I liked and then transferred the patterns to the wood. I then cut the pattern. The pattern piece is thicker than the wood that the branch is laid into so this allows the branch to stand proud. This is not yet glued into the back ground but will be on Monday. After gluing, then the wood is shaped using a high speed (320,000 rpm) tool. This will allow me to give some depth to the branch. This is a practice piece, but I will use it on the scissor light that can be seen in an earlier blog entry.

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