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    I've completed my 1st project from photo to line art to cut and finish. A tip from Sheila showed me how to use the inlay technique to raise the center into a frame-like surrounding. Not going to put backing on it. Something else to learn about. It's for a Christment present.
    Wood is about 5/8" thick. Is that too thick for this sort of project?
    Thanks for all the ongoing help.
    Regis
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    Pleased with my new EX-16.

  • #2
    Great job, Regis! I like the inlay technique you used. Your choice of 5/8" wood is right. I would of used 1/2", or 5/8". Sign and date it!

    Paul
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    • #3
      Superb job

      steve

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      • #4
        Good job...Turned out nice.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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        • #5
          Looks good to me!!
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          • #6
            Looks great! I think a backer would make it look a little more finished but it's not necessary.
            Dan H

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            • #7
              Just excellent...!!!

              By George, I think he's got it...lol.
              Jim

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              • #8
                Looks great Regis!!

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                • #9
                  I think it turned out great. 5/8 thick is a nice thickness, not to thick, and not to thin. By having the 1/2 to 5/8 inch thickness, it adds to its beauty with the shadowing in the fretcuts. I think ya done good! I agree with dan ( or Max??? the dismembered member) on adding a backer. My opinion, a gloss black piece of acrylic sheet would look great there, and you mentioned in regard to adding a backer "Something else to learn about" . On a piece like this, adding a backer it a piece of cake.cut your backer to fit in the recess on the back created by pushing the center piece forward. If you are unsure how to match that size now that its already assembled, try this : flip the piece over and set it on the table. Lay a sheet of paper over the back.Tape it so it doesnt move if you are concerned of it shifting on you. Now, use your finger or thumb to run around that opening created by the raised center. this should put somewhat of a crease in the paper. Now that will give you a guide as to how big to make your backer.
                  Again, great job Regis
                  Dale w/ yella saws

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lucky788scroller View Post
                    My opinion, a gloss black piece of acrylic sheet would look great there, and you mentioned in regard to adding a backer "Something else to learn about" . On a piece like this, adding a backer it a piece of cake.cut your backer to fit in the recess on the back created by pushing the center piece forward. If you are unsure how to match that size now that its already assembled, try this : flip the piece over and set it on the table. Lay a sheet of paper over the back.Tape it so it doesnt move if you are concerned of it shifting on you. Now, use your finger or thumb to run around that opening created by the raised center. this should put somewhat of a crease in the paper. Now that will give you a guide as to how big to make your backer.
                    Again, great job Regis

                    Thanks, that is interesting and I'll give it a try.
                    Regis
                    An old beginner leaping in.

                    Pleased with my new EX-16.

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