Shark & spiral WIP

sharkwip2First look at the bamboo shark, spiral, and a couple of Om with their first layer of clear coat.  The speckles on the shark… I just want to pet it!  I’m very happy with the contrast on the spiral.  For the Om I couldn’t decide if I wanted dark back and light symbol, or reverse, so I opted for both.

Longest cut yet…

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Black walnut (left) and European beech to give good contrast on the finished piece.

Sometimes cuts are really easy.  A line here, a line there… Other times, it’s ONE GIANT line!  This spiral design has 8 pieces total (not many), but each piece (minus 4 easy ones) are suuuuper time consuming.  Knotwork would have been much simpler – over and under = start and stop lines for each piece.  Spiral-work?  Ufda.