My parents have recently become big Grateful Dead fans in their elder years, which is both awesome and adorable. So I thought I would make them a gift.
Bolivian Rosewood, Redheart, Curly Maple, and Cocobolo. 10.5" x 10.5".
This was a bit of a nerve wracking piece, because I first had to inlay the red heart into the Rosewood, then glued the maple over the entire thing, trusting/hoping that I was keeping the right positioning so that when I finally carved the maple layer, the red heart would be exactly where it was supposed to be underneath it all, without clipping through the edges of the skull. And there is always a bit of anxiety when you are working on a piece of stock that you spent days preparing. I’m so happy it worked out!