Shop Remodel #22: The Leaves are Falling

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Blog entry by bearkatwood posted 12-19-2015 01:07 AM 1184 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I felt like embellishing the doors a bit so today I milled up some leopard wood and made some fall leaves to inlay into the doors. I used a router bit used for a CNC that was 1/16” thick at the end to get into the tight spots and a 3/16” bit for the rest. I cut out the design and taped them in place to see if I liked it. I then traced out the leaves and routed out a recess for them and glued them in place. I then made a stem and did the process again. I finished them off with a few little indications of veins. Not a lot done today, I am really slow at inlays, but I was happy with the result.

I hope you all have a great weekend and have fun woodworking.

-- Brian Noel

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#1 posted 12-19-2015 01:17 AM

looking good

-- Dale, Ohio

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#2 posted 12-19-2015 02:16 AM

Wow, just those few leaves really jazzes it up!

May I ask a detail? Did you trace with a knife, or a sharp pencil?

-- Learn Relentlessly

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#3 posted 12-19-2015 02:19 AM

I started out tracing them out with my hacksaw blade knife and an x-acto knife, but I kept over scribing a bit so I switched to a sharp pencil and liked it better.

-- Brian Noel

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 02:41 AM

Out standing!!!

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

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 03:14 AM

Now you’re just showing off;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#6 posted 12-19-2015 04:03 AM

Didn’t you realize that’s what this has been the whole time ;) Lovin’ every minute of it.

-- Brian Noel

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#7 posted 12-19-2015 05:18 AM

Totally awesome !

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#8 posted 12-19-2015 06:28 AM

Now it’s getting even more awesome!

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#9 posted 12-19-2015 07:54 AM

Very nice work!

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#10 posted 12-19-2015 10:19 AM

That’s my kinda bling! You just keep showing off, Brian!

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 12-19-2015 01:08 PM

And he says he’s NOT a master craftsman …


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#12 posted 12-19-2015 10:40 PM

nothing wrong with showing off when you’ve got the talent always wanted to try inlay I think your getting me inspired brian those leaves are the perfect embellishment keep it coming.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#13 posted 12-21-2015 12:01 AM

I lie that. That is a very nice way to dress up your Shop.
Have fun.

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#14 posted 12-29-2015 07:48 PM

You are friggen killin it. Its a joy to watch this thing come together!

-- In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

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