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Home Made Woodworking Accents and Decorations #1: My First Mosaic Pin

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 11-18-2017 02:48 AM 1318 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After having recently paid $25.00 for a little 8” piece of mosaic pin that I used on my last box, I decided to start making my own. Here is my first one. It’s not epoxied up yet, but you can see the pattern pretty well. This piece is about a foot long and cost me about $10.00 to make.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/



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#1 posted 11-18-2017 03:29 AM

Nicely done, Jerry!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#2 posted 11-18-2017 03:38 AM



Nicely done, Jerry!

- drewpy

:-) Thanks Drew!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#3 posted 11-18-2017 04:16 AM

Please explain what are these, how did you make it?
You caught me totally off guard.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#4 posted 11-18-2017 05:01 AM



Please explain what are these, how did you make it?
You caught me totally off guard.

- oldnovice

They’re usually used by knife makers to embellish or decorate the handles of the knife. In those cases, they go all the way through the scales and help,to hold the blade in place, like a rivet or a pin. I find them to be beautiful when applied to woodworking, and used them in one of my recent projects here:

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/344769

They are costly to buy. The way to make them is get some square and round brass tubing from the hobby section of your hardware store or online.

Pick a size for the largest tube that will be the outside housing.

Choose some smaller pieces to fit into the tube in a decorative manner.

Fill with colored epoxy, and apply to your woodworking wherever it pleases you

You can see many examples much better than mine here

http://usaknifemaker.com/knife-handle-parts/handle-material-hardware/mosaic-tube-c-95-109.html

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 11-18-2017 05:21 AM

That’s a good idea Jerry. You save money plus you get to design your own. I may have to look into this more.
Just cut off the length you need for whatever you’re using it for.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 11-18-2017 05:28 AM

Pretty slick, funny how we can find ways to save some $. (See my next project)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 11-18-2017 05:39 AM



That s a good idea Jerry. You save money plus you get to design your own. I may have to look into this more.
Just cut off the length you need for whatever you re using it for.

- doubleDD

Thanks, it’s always great to save money. I only use about 1/4”at a time.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#8 posted 11-18-2017 05:41 AM



Pretty slick, funny how we can find ways to save some $. (See my next project)

- Andre

I jut did look at it, I think it’s fantastic!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 11-18-2017 12:26 PM

I’ve dabbled with making wooden inlays the same way. You stack the pieces together to make the design “loaf” then cut a piece off the end to use. Never thought about doing something like this with metal but once again this is a “wow that’s simple why didn’t I think of it” moment. Thanks for the post.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#10 posted 11-18-2017 12:58 PM

I have never seen these before. What a great idea for inlay. I hope you show us how you epoxy this, I would love to give this a try.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 11-18-2017 03:15 PM

Thanks for posting this Jerry. It gave me an idea on a collateral use of the technique,

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#12 posted 11-18-2017 09:52 PM

Very interesting and way cool looking, really adds the WOW!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#13 posted 11-19-2017 03:13 AM



I ve dabbled with making wooden inlays the same way. You stack the pieces together to make the design “loaf” then cut a piece off the end to use. Never thought about doing something like this with metal but once again this is a “wow that s simple why didn t I think of it” moment. Thanks for the post.

- EarlS

I’m standing on the shoulders off giants here, but thanks!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#14 posted 11-19-2017 03:14 AM



I have never seen these before. What a great idea for inlay. I hope you show us how you epoxy this, I would love to give this a try.

- tinnman65

Once I figue that out, I will. The problem I foresee is finding epoxy thin enough.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#15 posted 11-19-2017 03:15 AM



Thanks for posting this Jerry. It gave me an idea on a collateral use of the technique,

- Dan

Well are you gonna share? I’d love to see what you do with it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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