Mahogany with gold leaf.  Oil finish.  Approximately 18" x 10".
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 ​Initial carving begins.  The letters are drawn onto thin tracing paper, which is then stuck directly to the wood.
 ​Lightly sanding after applying the acrylic undercoat to the letters...
 ​Cutting a divider between the two lines of text.  I was pretty excited about my fancy new scratch stock.
 ​23K gold leaf, laid out and ready to be applied to the lettering.  
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