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compass rose made of walnut and curly maple inlayed in birds eye maple
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#1 posted 06-21-2014 06:08 PM
Sure do admire your Ross there Bryan, That look good,
Some time back there I spent quite a little bit of time trying to conquer inserting one of these. Went threw several pieces of veneered ply, trying,,, Finial backed up and gave up. I thing I would like to look over the shoulder of some like you, watching you do a couple, before I would feel my blood press rising, in trying it again on my own.
#2 posted 06-21-2014 07:05 PM
I hear ya , believe it or not that was my first attempt . thanks for looking ;-)
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#3 posted 06-21-2014 07:34 PM
Great job,Drawing one of these is hard, etching one into copper for enameling is even harder. Can’t imagine the work it takes to assemble one out of wood and inlay the pieces into another piece of wood. Your proportions and angles are all perfect.
#4 posted 06-21-2014 08:25 PM
I made a jig for my table saw first ..now i can reproduce from 4 inches to 2 1/2 feet , making another jig for bandsaw so i can make one 2 1/2 ”- 4”. thanks for looking.
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#5 posted 06-21-2014 11:33 PM
Bryan, fantastic job. I’d love to see the jig and any other build info you’d care to share. Thanks Pat
-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!
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#6 posted 06-22-2014 12:37 AM
Bryan, I was able to cut the compass sections with a jig before, but cutting the background became a disaster. What did you use to cut the birdseye background for inlay?
#7 posted 06-22-2014 01:25 AM
I used a mechanical pencil with a 0.05 lead to trace pattern out on surface. Then a box cutter and a steel straight edge to cut outline of it all (relief cuts), then routed the shape out with plunge router as close as I could get to the line. Then a chisel to clean it up as well as an old router plane. I think i have some pic’s while i was doing it , ill look.
#8 posted 06-22-2014 02:35 AM
Bryan,I can follow that and did something close. Just hoped you had a less intense way to do it.Steve.
#9 posted 06-22-2014 02:55 AM
No Steve i dont, if you find a way other than having someone else do it let me know , good luck!
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#10 posted 06-22-2014 05:06 PM
You did a great job on this, I like the fact that it is out of solid wood and not veneer.
-- Dennis Zongker
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