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It's a Learning Process #1: My first dutchman

10-19-2016 03:50 PM by Dave Rutan | 8 comments »

I got it in my head to try and make one of those bow tie shaped inlays which are sometimes called a dutchmen. Put simply, I have some learning to do. [Above] I cut a bow tie from a piece of spalted, sanded it, and traced it’s outline onto a scrap piece of pine. One possible mistake is that I traced it with a scribe instead of a knife or pencil. [Above] Then I clamped the piece to the bench and chiseled around the perimeter and chiseled around inside the lines to break up the wood. I removed the splinters and did my best to level out the cavity. [Above] You can see the result is not exactly spectacular. [Above] Doing the trick with glue and saw dust d...

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