Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: A couple of new projects

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2010

    A couple of new projects

    Hi Everyone
    Here are some photos of my newest commissioned projects.
    The wedding keepsake box measures 12 x 9 x 5 and is made from antique mahogany salvaged from an old table leaf (1946} The Intarsia has 126 pieces made from 6 different woods.
    I used a different technique on the name plaque for this box . Because of the type font used for the names, I had the letters laser engraved into the holly to 1/8" deep then used a mixture of ebony dust and white glue to make a paste, smeared it into the recesses, let it dry and sanded it off.
    Woods used; background-maple , flowers-Purpleheart, leaves-Lignum Vitae, stems-Peruvian Walnut, plaque-Holly, flower pots- Pernambuco.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6834.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	56.8 KB 
ID:	83172

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6836.jpg 
Views:	38 
Size:	45.3 KB 
ID:	83173

    The Custom Tap Handle is made from walnut with a yellowheart inlay.
    The plaque is made from Holly,laser engraved with the lettering done with an ebony dust and white glue paste.
    Measures 10" tall x 4" wide
    Has a 3/8" brass threaded insert to mount to the tap.
    Fun little projects
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_6839.jpg 
Views:	48 
Size:	32.9 KB 
ID:	83174
    "why buy it if you can build it"
    My CustomMade Page

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    They are both beautiful, Mike. The name on the box came out great. Thanks for sharing

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Absolutely Love your work Mike
    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    As always, your work is in a class by itself, Mike. Beautifully done.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Gorgeous stug Mike.

    I especially like the barley stalks on the tap handle, very crisp and adds a really nice touch.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Very nice work Mike!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    absolutely beautiful.
    Human Test Dummy

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Constantine, MI

    A couple of new projects

    Really, really nice! (Two really's. One for each project)
    Host of the 2017 Family Woodworking Gathering - Sunken Wood

    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    Your work always gets me excited. Soon as I get my kaleidoscopes and a model car done, I'm going to give some intarsia a try. Been wanting to try it ever since I saw some of the work you posted on here.
    "We the People ......"

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    Absolutely Love your work Mike
    Me too. Lucky people receiving this box.

Similar Threads

  1. Couple of shelving projects
    By Dewayne Baker in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-18-2016, 04:58 AM
  2. A Couple of Projects
    By Bill Arnold in forum Computer-Aided Equipment Project Showcase
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-25-2015, 03:12 PM
  3. A Couple Projects
    By Dan Mooney in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-11-2012, 11:42 PM
  4. Couple of projects done.
    By Rex Bloem in forum Flatwork Project Showcase
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-05-2010, 03:21 PM
  5. Finished a couple projects
    By Dan Mosley in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-08-2009, 05:15 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts