After finished the star, minus the obsidian inlay I moved on to collecting and cutting 6×6 tiles. These tiles were cut at 3/4 of and in because they were going to have a 1/8 grout line. (The grout is going to be granulated cork by the way!! This allows the wood to move through each session without any damage. I thank Charles Peterson again for this floor saving tip!)
Once I cut about 1500 tiles I took them into the shop to be squared up on the table saw. Note: It is very easy in either one of these processes to get hazed. The repetitive motion can put the mind to sleep. When ever I found myself in such a haze, I immediately turned of the saw and went and did something else. I already have issues working around power tools because of the vertigo, that just makes it worse. It better to walk away until you can refocus!!!
Once all the tiles were squared up. I could start laying them down. I turned these tiles at a 45 degree turn from the center ones. Again I used Bostiks VaporLok.
More to follow…
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate