I started the day out by planing the remaining miter keys. The trick is plane down from the corner to avoid blowing out the grain.
I picked stock for the panel lid and resawed it to around 3/8”.
Yesterday I bought a new blade for cutting the miter keys. I did not have a flat ground blade and wanted one for the miter keys. I used it for cutting the panel grooves and a little ripping. Nice so far.
I offset the groove so that I can rabbet the bottom of the panel later.
The mitering setup.
I rabbeted the panel from 1/4” stock.
I have never done inlay before. I have watched it done on t.v. so what the heck. Go for it.
Surgical instruments set out.
Etching the outline of part one. Inlay stock held with double sided tape.
Darkening the lines.
Tiny router bit. This takes concentration.
Cleaning up the lines.
Part one done.
Layout for part 2.
There were a few tiny gaps I wanted to fill. I taped off the area.
I mixed up CA glue and walnut dust to fill the voids.
I sanded the panel before glue up. I am getting into taped glue ups. Easy. I put spacers in to get the panel to sit correctly. I glued a drop on the middle of the ends of the panel to keep them in place and allow for a bit of expansion.
Finally, weighing down the panel so the glue drops hold.
Next up. Keys for the panel. Rabetting. Sanding. Finish.
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