Paterae Inlay Class at CVSW – Part 2

With the simpler morning exercise completed we dove into the slightly more challenging task of replicating a flower petal.

Beginning again with a taped-together packet and drilling a tiny hole at an intersection near the center, the sawing began.

Starting near the center and working out, a necessary habit due to the packet being secured only at the outer edges, the pieces begin to pile up.

Soon all the elements are sawn and separated, ready for the hot sand bath to impart scorched shading.

After gluing down the outermost element to some kraft paper, the individual petal are soon in place.

And then it is done, ready to be trimmed and incorporated into a Federal style table design.