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End Grain Floor #4: Islands and Landmasses cont.

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 05-14-2012 02:14 AM 2015 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The next land I inlaid came from an old growth Redwood Burl that my parent-in-laws gave me. It used to be a table. They bought it back before I was born (so pre 1981 :) ) up in Oregon. It was over 44in wide. I planned on using this as the entry way to the room as well as the largest land mass on the map. It is what I call the Land of Beginning. This is were talent and skill reside….on the map I mean!

A Gift.

The Main Land

The burl first had to be cut down…

Wide

...in several ways. I did not want to glue it down and plane away all that beautiful wood. So I built a jig that would allow me to use my fathers large Husky 2100 chainsaw to resaw the burl down to the required size.

Chain Saw Jig

The Beginning Process

Finished Cut

Once it was resawn, I took the burl in and kerfed the bottom to allow the glue to have more purchase.

Kerfs Started

Cutting Kerfs

Kerfed

I was then able to glue it down. I left it under weights for over 24 hours. Patience really is key.

Weighed Down

The Main Land Set In 1

The Main Land Set In 2

Next, it was time to move onto trimming up the tiles!

Set up for Trimming

My Festool WorkHorse

Trimming

With that done I could begin adding on to the main land, the Land of Beginning.

Sharpie Out Line

Routed Out Line

Cut Out and Clean

In Place

In Place

The Main Land

And that is the Land of Beginning! Labels will be coming.

More to follow…..

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate



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#1 posted 05-14-2012 02:31 PM

amazing what you are teaching and learning here

each post is better than the last

well done nate
thank you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 03:26 PM

That you Patron, that is so encouraging and uplifting to hear, seriously! Thank you!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 07:28 PM

I do believe that if one of the rooms in our house has not been completed, I would seriously consider doing this to it. This kind of floor would be perfect for a log cabin as well!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#4 posted 05-14-2012 08:50 PM

Thank you Erwin! Those are very kind words.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 12:17 AM

This is shaping up beautifully.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 01:13 AM

Thank you William!

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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