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River tray

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River tray Now i have my own river project !!!Made out of walnut.I added some foor coloring to the epoxy. it worked !



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Salad Bowl

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Salad BowlSalad Bowl 15.5” D X 7.25” H. Made from a Red Cedar Burl with a Clapham's Salad Bowl Finish.



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Forget-me-not

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Forget-me-notForget-me-not was another entry in this years 2019 Out Of The Wood competition at the annual Western Australia Wood Show. This was entered in the Small Treasures category.It was an experiment using a piece of solid jarrah burl to create a small box.
- The block was roughed out to shape on the band-saw.
- A large forstner bit was used to drill out the interior to depth.
- Three small holes for pegs to lock the lid – two at one end and one at the other, were then drilled.
- The shape was then created on a disc sander.
- The block was then sawn to make the lid.
- The inside edges of the overlapping forstner bit holes were then levelled.
- A piece of rose was glued on the base to form the bottom.So a simple process. With pegs glued into the three holes n the main body locating in their mates in the lid, the basic box was completed. Holes in the burl were filled and the whole box was then sanded smooth. A few coats of polyurethane were applied to seal everything.I could now experiment with the decoration on the lid. A strip of gold mother of pearl was inlaid, and then the flowers were formed.First the stems of the forget-me-nots were then painted on with polyurethane. After a couple of minutes super-fine gold-dust was sprinkled on, which stuck to the stull sticky poly.I then used very thin laminated Pau shell sheet for the flower petals. The thin shell sheet meant the petals could be easily cut out with a scalpel. These were glued on with super glue, holes were drilled for the centre of the flowers and mother of pearl dots were super-glued in.I now applied numerous coats of polyurethane to build up a surface level with the pau shell, so it could be sanded smooth without cutting into the gold-dust of the stems. Once reasonably level, more coats were added and sanded to enable me to build up and lacquerware type finish.So, a relatively quick and easy project apart from waiting for the numerous coats of polyurethane to dry. I'm looking forward to trying more of the applied shell and gold-dust techniques on some future small works.Thanks for looking.



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