|Project by Brawny||posted 07-01-2014 01:16 PM||1016 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My buddy brought me some bleacher seats that were taken out of an old elementary school. As is illustrated by the graffiti on the bottom of one of the benches and the loads of gum (not shown) I scraped off in order to get back to raw wood.
Each bench section had 4 bolt holes that were used to secure the benches, instead of cutting these out, I used it as an opportunity to try my hand at in-lays for the first time. After much procrastination I finally just bit the bullet and let the chips fly. Some came out a bit tighter than others, but overall I am satisfied with the end result. I made each in-inlay and traced them individually with a marking knife to try and get the best fit. I under estimated the softness of fir, thus why some of the in-lays were not as tight around the edges as I would have liked.
I was a bit concerned about how open pored the walnut appears next to the fir, if anyone has any suggestions for dealing with this type of thing in an in-lay situation, that would be appreciated. I didn’t know if taping them off and filling them would work or…....
Criticism is welcome.
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