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Blog entry by Thudbruiser posted 08-26-2010 10:08 PM 1138 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this project about 2 weeks ago and it is still on going working on it every now and again hrs. here 1hr there. I have wanted to do some abalone inlay but was never sure how to attack it or even source it in England. well I managed to get some abalone paua laminate and gained some inspiration from looking at “Autumns” blog which was very informative. well as you can see I’ve managed to cut the paua into strips ready for inlaying in the top of the box. more to follow shortly

well I’ve spent a few hours today routing out the trench for the inlay

using the shop built jig the cut the abalone.

glueing it into position using yellow aliphatic as the abalone has a backing of black walnut veneer(a bit easier to handle being a bit thicker).

its coming along now

Well I finally managed to get back in the workshop to finish the project off.

I am very pleased with the inlay results as this is the first time I have worked with abalone.

-- Dave Nottingham England



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#1 posted 08-26-2010 10:46 PM

Dave, your pics are not appearing in the blog. To acheive this just put an exclamation mark ! at the beginning and end of each link.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#2 posted 08-26-2010 11:16 PM

thanks for the advice Martyn
Dave

-- Dave Nottingham England

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#3 posted 08-28-2010 06:09 PM

latest pictures of the project

-- Dave Nottingham England

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#4 posted 09-11-2010 06:26 PM

Well its finally completed now and you can see it in my projects

-- Dave Nottingham England

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