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    Little something for our Berkley friends.

    I have been wanting to do the Marine logo in real wood for awhile. I have done many of these in 1/8 plywood.

    This one is insert into a 15 x 11 Red Alder plaque.

    Woods are Cherry, Maple, Walnut and Blood Wood.

    Vaughn- I think that is some of the thin Blood Wood you sent me.


    I am going to be in a high end Craft Show / Art Show next month and I am trying to make some special high end artsy items for there.

    If there are a lot of high priced paintings at this show I will start this off with a very high price.

    The picture does not do it justice. It looks much better than this picture shows.
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    Hi Pete ,
    That is a very handsome piece with well chosen contrast for the woods.
    Good luck at the show!

    What other pieces would you be taking in?
    Shaz
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    I will post other items as I make them if they turn out ok.


    Robert -Thanks for the quote - "How did you do that?" - Is exactly what I try to get people to say when they see my work. Sometimes it bites me a little when a person orders more of the item and I get into the shop then say to mysely "How did I do that?"

    I use a laser to do the cutting. Many laser people use veneer but I use thin wood (0.060 - 0.125 ) as inlay material.

    I raster out the space for a piece just as you would laser engrave a letter in a name. Then I cut out a thin piece of wood and glue it into that space.

    Glue it all up, sand it all down, apply some finish and you have it. Many chances to make a small mistake and turn the whole project into scrap.

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    Another Picture

    A picture from a little distance away.

    The plaque is 11x15.
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    That is stunning! I could easily see that selling to some Officer in the Marine Corps for his/her office. Jim.
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    Very nice...

    Maybe a bit closer to the real look of the wood ...

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    Dang Pete, I thing you're getting the hang of this inlay stuff. That plaque is gorgeous.

    Shaz, here are a couple pics of another example of Pete's "how'd he do that?" inlay. The thin lines are probably about 1/16" wide:

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    Believe it

    Believe it or not! ( sounds like a TV show ) the word m - ountain and the word air - I was able to pick each word up as a single piece. Very fragle but it all stayed together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Dang Pete, I thing you're getting the hang of this inlay stuff. That plaque is gorgeous.

    Shaz, here are a couple pics of another example of Pete's "how'd he do that?" inlay. The thin lines are probably about 1/16" wide:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Simmons View Post
    Believe it or not! ( sounds like a TV show ) the word m - ountain and the word air - I was able to pick each word up as a single piece. Very fragle but it all stayed together.
    Thank you both ,

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    Pete,

    You really nailed the Eagle, Globe, & Anchor!

    Outstanding Work
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