Last year we started a thread asking about the best type of wood for carving nameboards. After much research and experimentation my wife Robin carved these out of Black Cherry, from a tree that grew on my Grandmother's farm. They're carved by hand (and a very sharp chisel), sealed in epoxy, gold-leafed in the traditional way, outlined in black, and coated many times with varnish.
I was quite impressed with her work.
At the time I mentioned that we would post the results, so here they are.
[This message has been edited by Dave Hadfield (edited 02-14-2001).]