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Hi Kirby

Mate that is a thing of beauty very seldom seen at least by me. Great choice of woods providing that lovely contrast. Even the back board grain to me suggests a slipstream or wake as if its live and moving through its native medium. Beautiful execution - love it. Cheers Pete

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Thanks, Pete!  That's really kind.  There's a fellow in our local ship club who uses cedar wood bases - very strong grain - and embeds the models in the dyed wood to give that very effect.  This is inspired by that, and I'm glad it works to some extent.  The inside scoop on the woods is that I completely fouled up the lower part of the model while carving.  I ran it through the bandsaw to create a "waterline" of the mahogany, and then added the walnut and tried again.  

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Hi Kirby - all I can say is what a fortuitous accident - I applaud your perseverance pushing forward from a train wreck to a beautiful celebration of the different qualities of the timbers you have used. I'm always sad to see a tree cut down (especially when they feed what was a live tree with a character of its own 10 minutes before straight into a chipper) but here you've put on show a reminder of the beauty of these trees. Cheers Pete

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