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    Here is my first real attempt at an inlay. I bought a scroll saw a couple of years ago to try inlay with veneer but I failed miserably and never completed a single design. I decided to give it another shot with shop sawn veneer and this is the result. It is slightly less than 1/8 thick right now. The size is 7" x 9".



    I have a lot of learning to do, but for a first attempt I am pretty pleased. I had this design on my PC from before and do not know where it came from, but it must have come from the internet somewhere. I apologize for not being able to give credit to the deserving party for the design.

    All critiques are welcome.

    Thanks for looking
    Chuck
    Last edited by wood-n-things; 01-28-2012, 11:45 AM.

  • #2
    Nicely done. I'll bet you are happy you decided to re-visit your project.


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    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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    • #3
      Looks lovely, from what I can see!

      Did you do the inlay with the scroll saw, or by cutting the pieces with an Xacto knife? The borders are so fine and delicate--really nice piece.
      Carole

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      • #4
        Really excellent work Chuck. No wonder you are proud of this one. Thanks for sharing it with us.

        DW
        Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
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        • #5
          wood-n-things - Sorry about the picture, I will do it the correct way the next time, it makes a lot of sense.

          Hnadibunny - I did it all on a scroll saw. I cheated a bit on the borders, I cut all of the parts into the border wood, the cut the entier piece into the background, leaving the border.

          Thanks for all of the compliments. I really need to do a better job of hiding the starter holes, they are quite noticable when you are close up.

          Chuck

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          • #6
            No worries and no apology necessary. Just pointing out the alternative way to help out our dial up members.
            "Still Montana Mike"

            "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
            Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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            • #7
              Very nicely done...!!!!!
              I really like your wood choices, and the way you took the time to align the grain with the design....
              I'd say you're well on your way...
              Jim

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              • #8
                Very nice.
                Fran

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                • #9
                  Sweeeeet cuts Chuck, is that Leopard wood? Will you frame it? Did you paint or stain the roses? Nothing like going back to a project and bringing it to fruition.....bet you are happy.
                  Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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                  • #10
                    Wood Dog;
                    it is leapord wood. All of the wood is natural color, no paints or stains. This is destined to be part of a desk I am building for my daughter.

                    Thanks for all the nice comments.

                    Chuck

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                    • #11
                      Chuck, you did a fine job & I'll bet you're happy you completed it. I have put off doing some inlay, as I have only done one & did not do it in wood. I always have to do it the hard way, I did the one in Acrylic & it surprised me even. Better than I thoutht it would be. You're doing fine just keep up the good work & would love to see that desk when you finish it. Thanks for showing us.
                      PERK

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