As I finished laying the final tiles I ran into a major problem. Somehow on my journey around the center of the room I moved about an inch off. When it was time for the to tile sections to meet I had some adjusting to do. It turned out ok, but if it were anything other than a shop floor I would have ripped up everything that was not square and started over. That is my perfectionism coming out. My wife however, convinced me to accept the defect since it is just a shop floor. (I have learned so much so it will not happen again!)
Thankfully the fix blends in rather well.
The next step was to get the last to lands inlaid into the floor. I needed to resaw one of the burls first. I am using a Buckeye Burl from Cookwoods.com to represent the Land of the Conflicted Thoughts. I resawed it to thickness using my Laguna 16HD and equipped with the Laguna 1-1/4 Resaw King Blade. This is arguably my favorite machine to use, it is definitely the one I use most often.
Then I was able to trace, route and glue it in…
Once this was glued in I could move to the final land which is made from Roble Burl, also from Cookwoods.com. this land is the Land of Sinister Thoughts. This land is intentionally in the corner of the map as evil or sinister thoughts are often lurking in the corner of the mind.
Once the glue had set for over 24 hours it was time to square up the tiles and lands.
Label will soon be installed.
More to follow….
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate