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Ambrosia-birdseye maple #7: The inlay

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 12-03-2011 04:38 AM 4396 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: carving the inlay Part 7 of Ambrosia-birdseye maple series Part 8: Attching the lid »

Here is a coffee cup my daughter picked out for me while at Discovery Cove, Orlando, FL. I thought you would like to see my inspiration for this part of the project.

Above is the carving filled with epoxy and sanded. Now to clean out air bubble craters and epoxy again. I love this blue, it has a metallic flake in it that looks great.

Until next time,

Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks



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3Gwoodguy

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#1 posted 12-03-2011 04:24 PM

Great use of the wood grain to combine with the subject matter! Cant wait to see this one finished!

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#2 posted 12-03-2011 05:27 PM

Would love to see a post regarding the epoxy and the pigments you use. Tips and tricks would have lots of interest! Maxwell

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#3 posted 12-03-2011 05:46 PM

Hi Charles, You can check out my blog about doing epoxy inlays here

http://lumberjocks.com/JoeyG/blog/26663

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#4 posted 01-08-2012 07:17 PM

Wow! That blue really pops. I like that alot.

Enjoying all these blog series you’ve done!

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