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    Elephants in Tandem

    Madrone Burl bottle stopper with Ebony/CA Inlay
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 100_1150.JPG   100_1151.JPG   100_1152.JPG   100_1153.JPG  
    Dewey

    Everything is better with inlay or marquetry!

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    Looks like you're getting the hang of inletting curved surfaces just fine, huh? Great work, Dewey.
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    another top notch inlay you have got to have very steady hands.. are yu a surgeon in the day job? or a sniper?
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    That is way cool.

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    That is great. Must have been a lot of work on such a small object.

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    Hey Dewey as an ex South African those elephants look really great. If you could produce these in quantities and make them economical there is a real market for a product like this. Think about doing the big 5. Depending on who you talk to this gets tricky but you want to look at Lion Buffalo Rhino etc.

    This is typically what is done with a number of items manufactured in the South African craft scene such as say coasters where each one gets a different animal but the set is labeled big 5.

    One observation is that you really seem to have mastered the inlay process. The complexity and clarity of the image edges is great.
    cheers

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    I think Dewey is just using a fine tip sharpie on those . No really Dewey, you sure have that down pat, I couldnt think of doing that flat, let alone curved super job

    Tom

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    Great looking stoppers Dewey. Really like the inlay's. What are you using to create those?
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    Dewey

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    Very, very nice!!
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