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!
The burl first had to be cut down…
...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.
Once it was resawn, I took the burl in and kerfed the bottom to allow the glue to have more purchase.
I was then able to glue it down. I left it under weights for over 24 hours. Patience really is key.
Next, it was time to move onto trimming up the tiles!
With that done I could begin adding on to the main land, the Land of Beginning.
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