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Blog entry by OregonBurls posted 988 days ago 4236 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

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 988 days ago

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.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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jumbojack

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#2 posted 988 days ago

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

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Andy123

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#3 posted 988 days ago

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

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mmh

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#4 posted 988 days ago

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

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MOJOE

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#5 posted 988 days ago

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!

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 987 days ago

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

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