At work tonight (x-ray tech), very slow, browsed, browsed, browsed LJ’s. Have several scraps of hardwood from fellow wood workers I’ve recently met. Decided to make one of the several “wine bottle boards”, so I grabbed a piece of Ambrosia Maple and some walnut. Made some thin Walnut inlays, routered out the Maple, set the inlays in, cut my angles (looking real good at this point), I don’t have any forstner bits (cost), and then proceeded to DESTROY the piece I just worked an hour+ on….
Point being, I have crappy spade bits (I think they’re all like that?..), and practice the simple big (possibly destructive) stuff first, then do the details….ugh, pretty frusterating. Now I have a neat piece of beat up wood in my shop (my stall of the garage).
Crossing curved Walnut inlays in Ambrosia Maple that looks like….. well, anyways.
Just needed to vent.
Thanks for listening.
-- Grant - N Dakota