BIRDS

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Scroll through the gallery on the right for some in progress pictures

 

 

GOLDEN EAGLE

Over one hundred separately cut pieces went into this golden eagle design, Madagascan and Indian rosewood are used for the feathers along with maple and dyed maple for the face, beak and eyes. The background is highly figured spalted maple framed in quilted mahogany with an ebony border. Size: 164x 164x 13mm


PARROT 2

This complex, colourful parrot inlay is cut from some rich, red padauk along with yew, maple, beli sapwood, ovangkol and bog oak all inlaid into an ebony background and framed in figured mahogany with an ebony border. Size 164x 164x 13mm .


PARROT

This parrot inlay uses the same colourful combination of woods as the one above, I used some blue dye on maple for the blue wing feathers. Size 164x 164x 13mm


BALD EAGLE OVER WATER

Ebony, bog oak and maple make up this bald eagle inlay. Beli, quilted maple and spalted oak are used in the background. the inlay is framed with quilted mahogany with an ebony border. Size 164x 164x 13mm


BALD EAGLE

Another bald eagle inlay in ebony, bog oak and maple. Beautiful spalted oak provides the background with an ebony border

Size 175x 85x 10mm


BALD EAGLE HEADSTOCK

This headstock inlay was commissioned by a customer who wanted me to design an inlay of a flying bald eagle to go his guitar. He had picked some beautiful english walnut to use for his guitar so I designed this inlay using the same walnut as a background to match 


BARN OWL

This barn owl inlay contains fifty one separate pieces and took around seventeen hours to complete. I used a combination of various shades of maple along with some lacewood for the owl itself, the background is spalted oak

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


WOODPECKER

When working, I like to try to match the natural colours of wood as closely as possible to the subject of the inlay - I'm really pleased with how this series of greater spotted woodpecker inlays have turned out

Maple, ebony, beli, bog oak and some deep red padauk make up the body, he's perched on an english walnut branch against a spalted oak background with an ebony border


WOODPECKER 2

This second greater spotted woodpecker inlays cut from the same selection of woods as the first

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


WOODPECKER 3

As above

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


WOODPECKER 4

The last in my series of greater spotted woodpecker inlays, again using a combination of maple, ebony, padauk and walnut with a spalted oak background

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


KINGFISHER HEADSTOCK INLAY

This commission provided me with the opportunity to use a combination os abalone, pearl and wood together to create this beautiful and very colourful kingfisher perching on a branch


HARRIS HAWK

I used some Brazilian and Indian rosewood with ebony for this Harris hawk design, the beak is yew and the background is some beautiful spalted oak

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


HAWK HEADSTOCK INLAY

Indian rosewood, Brazilian rosewood and yew are set against an ebony background


KESTREL

Some absolutely beautiful wood is used in this kestrel design, the head, body and wings are made using a selection of lacewood along with chestnut and a few yew details, the background is a fantastic piece of spalted oak

Size: 175x 85x 10mm


ROBIN

I've used the natural wood colours of English and oriental walnut with maple and some brilliant red padauk in this Robin design

Size: 175x 85x 10mm

 


ROBIN 2

Another Robin with a bright red padauk chest

Size: 175x 85x 10mm