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


CHIMP March 2019

Ebony, bog oak and beli sapwood chimp against a spalted maple background

Size: 164x 164x 13mm

TIGER April 2019

This second square tiger design again uses some beautiful yew and maple along with ebony for the fur, the eyes and teeth are beli sapwood, the nose, tongue and gums are myrtle. I designed this inlay digitally on my iPad instead of drawing it out by hand - it took ages! but i’m really happy with the level of detail i’ve been able to achieve. Size: 164x 164x 13mm

TIGER February 2019

This tiger design is yew and maple against an ebony background

Size: 164x 164x 13mm

LEOPARD June 2018   

This leopard design is made up of well over two hundred individually cut pieces and took me around thirty-five hours to complete. The leopard is yew, maple and ebony with a spalted maple background. This inlay is framed in highly quilted mahogany with an ebony border.  Size: 164x 164x 13mm

JAGUAR May 2018

This jaguar inlay consists of yew, maple and ebony with beli sapwood eyes and a myrtle nose. Set against a beautiful spalted maple background it's framed in quilted mahogany with an ebony border. Size: 164x 164x 13mm


This is the first of two Labrador inlays that I worked on as a pair. I had previously been commissioned to do another dog, which the customer and I were both really happy with, so I wanted to do a few more. Bog Oak and ebony is used against a spalted maple background, mahogany and maple is used for the eyes and the inlay is framed in quilted mahogany with an ebony border. Size: 164x 164x 13mm   



This second Labrador inlay is made using the same combination of woods as the one above. Size: 164x 164x 13mm


This Indian Elephant inlay is cut from some light English walnut, the background is figured maple and the water is spalted oak. The inlay is bound with an ebony border.

Size: 175x 84x 10mm


This second elephant inlay is again cut from English walnut, the tusks are maple. Lacewood provides the background along with a warm figured maple sky

Size: 175x 84x 10mm



This gorilla inlay is cut from ebony along with some seven thousand year old sub-fossilised bog oak highlights, the eyes are cocobolo and the background is some beautiful spalted oak

Size: 175x 84x 10mm


A selection of different shades of yew is set into deep black ebony for this lion design

Size: 175x 84x 10mm



Cocobolo and maple tiger inlaid into ebony

Size: 175x 84x 10mm



This close-up inlay of a tiger cleaning it's paw contains around seventy individually hand-cut wood pieces. Cocobolo and maple are used for the fur along with myrtle for the nose and tongue, all inlaid into ebony 

Size: 175x 84x 10mm