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Old 02-22-2006, 03:29 PM   #11
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Great work! I'm totally in awe!
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:53 PM   #12
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That is incredible. What great craftmanship.
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:16 PM   #13
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Beautiful. Great work!
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:49 PM   #14
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Proof that DIY doesn't have to be ugly and utilitarian like most of my crap...

Nice work. Can't wait to see it on the stand.
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:41 PM   #15
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I did some more work on this project - here are the plants and a snail that will flank the fish.

I think I'm done with the scrollsaw. Now, I have to sand each little piece till I'm numb, and laquer them. I might add some detailing with the dremel - have to experiment on scraps with my big collection of bits.
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Wow...the snail and plants are excellent! (and the angel too, of course!)
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8O 8O That is going to look amazing when it is on your stand. Two very big thumbs up!!!
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Just beautiful. Which woods are used on the Amazon sword? Have you considered making some of the richer colored crypts, like C. wendtii var "bronze?" Awe inspiring project!
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Absolutely incredible. Your work is amazing. I cant wait to see the finished product.
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Thanks for the kind comments, all!

czcz, from left to right, the woods used for the sword leaves/veins are:
sycamore/lacewood, grenadillo/mohagony, zebrawood/bocote, spalted aspen/bocote, purpleheart/padauk, bubinga/bloodwood.

I've almost got the whole fish sanded.
Sand, sand, sand, sand, sand, sand, sand, sand, sand.
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