Marquetry Magic ~ Covered Bridges
Artist ~ Ernest Mills ~

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Covered Bridge in Anchorage, AK
Made especially for our Son and his wife on their 25th Wedding Anniversary
(Golden View Park, 57', 1997, 02-03-A) across Little Rabbit Creek in Anchorage, Anchorage County, AK. Old Seward Hwy SE 0.25 miles from jct with AK1 on the S. side of Anchorage, E. on Rabbit Creek Rd. 1.4 miles, S. on Bridgeview Dr. 250 to the bridge. (06-2000, N61 04.830 W149 47.360) Photo by Mark Comstock, submitted by Mike MacCarter.
This piece measures 13-1/8 (25.7cm) x 9.00" (22.86cm) and is pressed on a piece of MDF board, and backed by a single piece of American Red Gum veneer. It was sanded with 220 grit then 5 coats of sanding sealer were applied. Between each application the surface was wet and dry sanded with 600 grit using a flat steel block. It was finished with 3 coats of gloss wipe on polyurethane varnish then 1 coat of clear satin and finally polished with Renaissance wax.  It is all Scalpel cut.  
                                                                                        

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