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Making a Carved Fireplace Mantel #2: Applying Brazilian Cherry inlay on the top

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 06-01-2007 12:56 AM 1338 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Now that the Challenge 01 Table is done, I started working on the mantel again. Also to get the full story, check out part #1: Getting Started,

Yesterday I re-sawed enough Brazilian Cherry to cover the top. This morning I planed them to a 1/4” thickness, & proceeded to fit the inlay.

The Cherry really added some beauty to the mantel. It’s a nice contrast to the Black Ash.

My Son stopped by, & was surprised that I already found a use for the flooring he gave me.

Here’s some pictures.
Before

After

Another After Now I'll start doing some Chiseling, after it's glued down.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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mot

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#1 posted 06-01-2007 12:58 AM

That’s sure coming out nice!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-01-2007 01:05 AM

Dick, this is a big undertaking. I look forward to seeing just how this fits. The extension in the lower portion of the picture above has me puzzled, but I’m sure this will all become clear as you show us more.

Thanks, Mate.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 06-01-2007 01:07 AM

Thanks Don.
Check out part #1 Getting Started, of the series, . It shows where it’s to be installed.

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-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 06-01-2007 01:09 AM

This is so beautiful. I can’t wait to see more too.

Diane

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#5 posted 06-01-2007 04:21 AM

I love the mantel…makes me want to replace ours….but I really love your tool box for your chisels…...definitely gonna make me one of those!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Mark A. DeCou

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#6 posted 06-01-2007 04:42 AM

It is wonderful to see you work, and your work. Another masterfully done project from you!

thanks for posting,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#7 posted 06-01-2007 01:01 PM

Beautiful cherrywood Dick. Man you did’nt waste any time. Right back at it. Well me to, I missed working on the lathe. But I also have a rocker in the back of my mind. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Sawhorse

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#8 posted 06-01-2007 01:53 PM

Coming along nicely, I’d say….nice work Dick

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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#9 posted 06-01-2007 05:41 PM

Nice job Dick. That flooring looks great on top. And the carving is an added bonus.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#10 posted 06-02-2007 12:05 PM

it’s lovely!!!!
Now I can see what to do with the oak flooring that Rick brought home. If only I had one of those metal detector thingies to see where the nails are in the wood.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 06-02-2007 03:38 PM

Thanks everybody,
Debbie, this was brand new, so I didn’t have to watch for nails.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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