Marquetry Magic ~ Covered Bridges
Artist ~ Ernest Mills ~

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The Mason Covered Bridge, AL
12-3/4 (32.3cm) x 10.25 (28.57cm)
The Mason covered bridge. It is 32', built in 1997, spans a brook SW of Cleveland, Blount County, AL. It's location is AL160 SW 0.7 miles from jct with US231 in Cleveland to the bridge on the S. side of the road adjacent to the parking lot of the Shell gasoline station and Tonka Hardware Store at the intersection of AL79 & AL160. (N33 59.035 W86 35.172)
taken from a photo by Jack & June Schmidt 7-15-10. Artistic license is applied.
This piece measures 12-3/4 (32.3cm) x 10.25 (28.57cm) and will be pressed on a piece of MDF board, and backed by a single piece of Maple veneer. It will be sanded with 220 grid then 5 coats of sanding sealer will be applied. Between each application the surface was wet and dry sanded with 600 grid using a flat steel block. It will be finished with 3 coats of wipe on polyurethane varnish and finally polished with Renaissance wax. 
It is all Scalpel cut.

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