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  • Fruity magnets

    Those fruity magnets are easy to make and also fun because it doesn't take long to see the end results. The most challenging part is probably the grape shaping!!! Did lots of trial and error on these. I took this picture after only one coat of gel varnish.

    I made the designs. They all have a magnet (3/8")in the back. Had to put 2 small magnets (1/4") on the banana for better stability.

    Wood used
    Apple is made of bloodwood, poplar and rosewood
    Banana is made of pau amarello, canary wood and rosewood
    Pear is made of canary wood, brasilian lacewood and rosewood
    Bunch of grapes is made of purple heart, poplar and african mahogany.

    Note: After sanding the purple heart, the color of the wood was kind of grey. I put them in the oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes to get back the purple color, before applying the first coat of gel varnish.
    Henriette

    "People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be"
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    HCorbeil Wood Mosaics web page

  • #2
    Sounds tasty, but what do they look like?

    (off topic, I love the sunrise landscape in your gallery http://users.xplornet.com/~hcorbeil/web_angl_page_1.htm )

    --Rob

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    • #3
      Hi, sorry, I had lost the "attachment button" and couldn't figure out what was wrong... here it is!

      Thanks you Rob for your comment about "Sunrise".
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      Henriette

      "People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be"
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      HCorbeil Wood Mosaics web page

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      • #4
        Help! - I've gone blind!!!
        Jim in Mexico

        Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
        - Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Perfect wood choices....I especially like the pear...I too enjoy your website. I go there often and to Janette's just to relax...I'm not kidding...
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
          Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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          • #6
            These are neat Henriette. i've never really worked with purple heart - so the oven trick will come in handy someday.
            DeWalt 788

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            • #7
              Ok Henri - all is revealed!!!!

              speaking of which - could you please move the grape leaf well away from the banana or make it a lot bigger - the combination is too suggestive for my puritan mind! ROFL

              Nice fruities!
              Jim in Mexico

              Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
              - Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                Those are just too cute, and the colors perfect. And I also go to your site quite often to look and see what is new.
                Fran

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                • #9
                  Oh Henriette they are just adorable!! Are you going to be selling the pattern for these?? I would buy it in a heartbeat!!! Love them!!
                  Cathy in NE

                  "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

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                  • #10
                    Very nice Henriette. As always saw dust
                    Dennis

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                    • #11
                      Henriette,
                      I love your magnets. I like looking at your's and Janette's websites quite often. Both of your work is so impressive.
                      Jackie

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                      • #12
                        Those are great Henriette! The colors are perfect as is your shaping. Great job!
                        Janette
                        www.square-designs.com

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                        • #13
                          Hi Henriette,

                          Those are adorable. The colors are fantastic. Did you put a backing on them?
                          Denny
                          ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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                          • #14
                            Beautiful, Henri. I really like your work. And thank-you for the tip about purple heart. I did not know that.
                            Lewis
                            A day without sunshine is like, night

                            http://lewis-intarsia.blogspot.com/
                            http://picasaweb.google.com/intarsiatore/IntarsiaGallery

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                            • #15
                              Beautiful work as usual Henriette. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
                              Dragyn (Oh my! Another Mike! )

                              It's a good thing my head is attached to my ... ... Has anyone seen my head?!?

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