Need Help with my Salmon Inlay Cypress Table

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 10-28-2011 01:27 AM 6131 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I need some help. I have this Cypress slab that checked and would like your opinion what you would do with the cracks. Some of these are 1/2”wide. Should I leave it or fill it? Should I butterfly it? Not sure! And what do you think I should charge for this. The inlay is Old growth redwood burl and I will have a burl base for it.
Added info:
It is 36” round and there is one crack that makes a loab loose. The sqare is for an a 20” inlay glass.

Thanks for your help.
Oh Yeah! I need to finish it by this Tuesday.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

6 comments so far

View chrisstef's profile


16017 posts in 2549 days

#1 posted 10-28-2011 01:42 AM

grg ithink i would leave them as is brother. any butterflies may take away from the main attraction in my opinion. Now hurry up tomorrows friday .. tuesdays right around the corner.

-- Something, something, something.

View jumbojack's profile


1667 posts in 2167 days

#2 posted 10-28-2011 02:16 AM

If it were me, I might do something from under the table as I agree with chrisstef. Dag that is a good looking inlay. I don’t think 1K would be asking too much. It is unique and beautifully done.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

View Andy123's profile


226 posts in 2017 days

#3 posted 10-28-2011 02:17 AM

I don’t know about leaving it alone from an ascetic point of view. If you’re concerned about it what it would look like, I would make a couple of thin butterflies and lay them across the cracks and see how it looks.

-- The mistakes I make in woodworking are not mistakes they just give my projects character- Me

View mmh's profile


3667 posts in 3265 days

#4 posted 10-28-2011 04:03 AM

You could epoxy some fine ebony, padauk or redwood dust, as the cracks seem to create a “sun ray” or “splash” pattern. Find turquoise dust may be nice with some black streaks for matrix.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

View MOJOE's profile


548 posts in 2812 days

#5 posted 10-28-2011 04:09 AM

I’m thinking epoxy as well…..wonder if you could somehow get the epoxy to an accent color to the inlay to draw the eye toward the center.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

View Grumpy's profile


21819 posts in 3394 days

#6 posted 10-28-2011 09:05 AM

Greg, I like the idea of a black fill of those cracks. I think it would enhance a lot.
Don’t know about the price mate but don’t sell yourself short.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics