Very First inlay attempt

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Project by pyromedic602 posted 10-29-2008 01:31 AM 1877 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try and learn to do inlay and had seen a similar project on LJ’s before and thought I would try. The project turned out pretty well but its is obvious the it is a first attempt. The project is a desk top book stand that was made for a silent auction at the church. It was made using walnut with Padauke and maple inlay. any and all comments or suggestions welcome Sorry the picture are not better I could not get an angle that the glare was not an issue.

-- Pyromedic602, free wood is always good wood

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#1 posted 10-29-2008 01:52 AM

Beautiful Bubba. Great first attempt.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 10-29-2008 01:56 AM

Looks good to me. I think it should bring a good price.

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#3 posted 10-29-2008 02:10 AM

Bubba, the inlay looks great. The lines look close and tight. I like the contrast of the padauk.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#4 posted 10-29-2008 02:10 AM

Looks fine to me also.

Keep it up.

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#5 posted 10-29-2008 02:12 AM

I think you did a great job.

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#6 posted 10-29-2008 02:34 AM

As a non-inlay adept, I never would have guessed that it’s a first attempt. Nice work! Suggestion on the glare: try turning off the flash and using an indirect light source or two. It works really well.

-- Robb

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#7 posted 10-29-2008 02:52 AM

I think you did a great job also, and a testament to our lord and saviour, way to go.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 10-29-2008 03:05 AM

thats nice! very good for a first try too! keep up the great work!

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#9 posted 10-29-2008 03:06 AM

Wow! That’s very impressive!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 10-29-2008 04:05 AM

Gorgeous – adding this to my favorites because I have been looking for ideas for our church .. thank you for the inspiration!

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#11 posted 10-29-2008 04:08 AM

Looks good, and I like the subject.

-- Have a blessed day!

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#12 posted 10-29-2008 04:36 AM

Very nice job. I sense that you must be a member of the United Methodist Church…

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#13 posted 10-29-2008 05:55 AM

Looks Great! excellent first attempt. I can see why you had a problem sanding the padauk to fit (I had a chance to meet and visit his shop the last time I was in TN) I probably would have done the flame in two pieces to avoid that problem. the contract in the woods really worked well. Proud of you Bubba. Can’t wait to see the next project.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#14 posted 10-29-2008 01:34 PM

like the others have already stated, it looks fantastic.
I’d say you have the techniques down.

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#15 posted 10-29-2008 02:42 PM

Nice job!! I like the contrasting wood, it was nice to see it in different colors that what I did mine in.
Keep up the God work. ( A little play on words)

I might try Bloodwood instead of Paduck for the cross on my next project of this kind, it should be more red. What do you think?

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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