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Old 12-22-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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Finally finished my last commissioned piece this morning ....it has been a busy Christmas !

Thanx to people like Toni and Sue, Gill, Carl ( canadianscroller) , Kevin ( jediscroller ) and others I am constantly inspired, encouraged and challenged to think out of the box
Such was the case with this pattern. The very nature of the pattern called for an " open " background but I decided to experiment & do it as an inlay instead. It's a lot of holes for an experiment but I just had to try

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8 x 10 1/8 maple ply into 1/8 cherry ply, BLO , cut with a #1 FD spiral

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That is very nice and original! An inlaid portrait....wow!
You have inspired me sir. Beautiful work!
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Old 12-22-2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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Talk about inspiring....WOW
tht is AWESOME Robert.
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I like it Robert, you are did some awesome work

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fabulous job robert, and a very pretty lady too i might add..
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Awesome job Bro. I love it. Keep up the great work. Steve
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Looking good there. The inlay fits well with the piece. Just what it needed; a separate wood for background, without the edge of laying one on top of the other.

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G'day Robert,
Brilliant. A man after my own heart. I like combining different styles of cutting.

I have seen photos of a lot of portraits, and that one rates right up there with the best. No mistaken who the inspiration was.
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Outstanding Robert! Keep thinking outside that box and pushing the envelope.....

Again, an outstanding portrait!

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Awsome work (as usual) Robert. The receipients will be amazed I'm sure. Keep it up bud!
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