Stringing inlay tool

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Macasser ebony with holly stringing. Brass bar and plates hand engraved by Catherine Kennedy. Made to scratch in inlay stringing on curved surfaces like the leg pictured.

I'd rather be covered in sawdust

19 Comments

Les,

This is truly a work of art! I can imagine many generations from now, someone will be asking “what do you think it was used for?”

We’ve missed you and your masterpieces! Show us more!

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Les,

On second thought, can you do a little video on how you use this?

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Wow, Les, this is amazing, way too pretty to use,
as always outstanding work.

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Pretty cool, but how does it work?

—Madts.

Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

You make just the coolest tools! I love scratch stocks and I love personalizing my tools but you are in a class by yourself on this stuff!
You definitely need to get out more. :-)

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

The engraving on this is beautiful! I have no clue how it would work but it looks like an amazing too to have to do inlay.

Anna

Amazing work of Art, thanks for posting.

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

A piece of art for making pieces of art…

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

I love tools that are beautiful to look at as well as functional and you definitely tick both boxes with that inlay tool. Thank you for sharing it.

Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

Definitely a work of Art to be proud of!

I do hope you can video how it works.

Absolutely beautiful


Petey

Amazingly beautiful tool, shows excellent craftsmanship. 
A beautiful tool, one of which I have never heard of.

Main Street to the Mountains

An amazing tool.  Love the detailed engraving, and art form in its own right. 
That's incredible. I can just visualize people admiring and loving it in years to come and wondering what it is! :) Maybe Rick from Pawnstars calling in an expert, ha! Beautiful work.

Darrel

Nice tool how much did you pay for the Kennedy engraving?

James McIntyre

I haven’t heard from you in a while are you still around?

James McIntyre

Woah! This is gorgeous! Rather cathartic that the string inlay tool was itself inlayed with what appears to be the prototype of said tool. Quite magnificent. The metal work is astounding.