Marquetry Magic ~ Covered Bridges
Artist ~ Ernest Mills ~

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The Shryer Covered Bridger, OH 13-1/8 (33.34cm) x 8-7/8" (22.54cm)
Made especially for our very good friends on their 50th Wedding Anniversary
(Shryer, 65', 1891, closed to motor traffic, permission to visit, 35-23-27) across a small brook on Bill Shryer Farm W. of Baltimore, section 20, Liberty Township, Fairfield County, OH. OH256 W. 1.0 miles from jct with OH158 in Baltimore, continue W. on Basil Western Rd. (CR13) 3.1 miles to the bridge on the N. side of the road. (07-2003, N39 50.79 W82 40.70) taken from a Photo by Mark Comstock.
Considerable artistic license applied.
This piece measures 13-1/8 (33.34cm) x 8-7/8" (22.54cm). It was pressed on a piece of MDF board, and backed by a single piece of Maple veneer. After sanding with 220 grid, 3 coats of sanding sealer were applied.
Between each application the surface was wet and dry sanded with 600 grid using a flat steel block. It was finished with 2 coats of wipe on, satin polyurethane varnish and finally polished with Renaissance wax.
It is all Scalpel cut.

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