Makore and Walnut Inlayed Backpack/Coat Rack

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Project by Rickterscale posted 03-25-2015 04:20 PM 1837 views 5 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t done much woodworking in the past year. Finally got back into it and just finished this rack so my kids don’t leave their backpacks all over the place all the time. I followed this method for doing the inlay, only I used a pattern bit instead of a bushing on the router. The secret to getting a good fit is to make sure your inlay is the same thickness as the amount of material you removed – in this case 1/2”. The finished piece ended up a little thinner than I would have liked – about 5/8”. Took a lot of runs through the planer after being blued up three different times – once gluing the walnut to the makore, then once for each wavy inlay.

Main woods are figured makore and walnut. Inlay woods, from outside in, are anigre veneer, 1/8” walnut, 1/8” poplar, and two pieces of sapele veneer in the middle. Finish is three coats of satin seal-a-cell. Hooks were picked up from the blue big box store. There was a big hole in the walnut from a know, which I filled with black tinted epoxy.

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 01:14 PM

thanks for the link. reminds me of the beach.

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