Marquetry Combs

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A couple of combs I made last weekend and this weekend. The lotus flower was my second attempt. Learned a lot from my first attempt and even more from the second one. These were a lot of fun to make.

They are a gift for my partner who I have spent the last 10 years with on July 4. I’ve grown a lot over those 10 years thanks to her and hope to grow a lot more in the next 10 years (together I hope!!).
I was inspired by the wooden combs a friend on instagram makes @woodsimka check out her awesome work to see so much more. 

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Really great idea for marquetry.  Paul Schurch would be impressed with your work!

TimV, "The understanding eye sees the maker's fingerprints, they are evident in every detail, leave Fingerprints." James Krenov

oh man those are beautiful. she has to love those !!!!

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Those are wonderful!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Really nice work!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

WOW, that is gorgeous work!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Really nice work Ryan. The attention to detail in the backgrounds shows as does the excellent marquetry and shading. 👍👍👌

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Beauties Ryan!
Love the way you splayed the backgrounds. What wood is that used for the comb?
YOU  marquetry  guys just amaze me very beautiful GR8 JOB 😍😎👍

*TONY ** Reinholds* ALWAYS REMEMBER TO HAVE FUN

 What wood is that used for the comb? 
I used rosewood for these 2 combs. I am going to play around with some others to see what works well and what looks good. The rosewood actually came from an old billiard table rail that we have cannibalized in our shop for small projects.
Well done! What a great idea for quick (and impressive) marquetry project! I may have to give that a go...
Mike

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 Well done! What a great idea for quick (and impressive) marquetry project! I may have to give that a go...
Mike 
Yes! I hope you do, I would love to see your style and ideas. So far this was just like you said, a quick little fun project, mostly to work on my cutting technique. Who knew it would turn out to be this much fun to make! I have a couple more I am working on at the moment.