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|12-22-2007, 03:39 PM||#1|
Just under the wire
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
8 x 10 1/8 maple ply into 1/8 cherry ply, BLO , cut with a #1 FD spiral
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|12-22-2007, 04:29 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northwest New Jersey
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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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|12-22-2007, 06:26 PM||#3|
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Talk about inspiring....WOW
tht is AWESOME Robert.
You are a master in your own right.
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|12-22-2007, 06:40 PM||#4|
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Location: Greenfield Indiana
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I like it Robert, you are did some awesome work
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|12-23-2007, 03:18 AM||#7|
Join Date: May 2007
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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.
|12-23-2007, 04:27 AM||#8|
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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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|12-23-2007, 09:20 AM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2005
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Outstanding Robert! Keep thinking outside that box and pushing the envelope.....
Again, an outstanding portrait!
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