|Project by scrappy||posted 03-26-2009 04:28 AM||2987 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
This is my First attempt at inlay.
Smoothed with card scraper.
4 coats af hand wipe poly, 1200 grit between coats.
I used to use a scrollsaw at work but that was over 25 years ago (boy I’m getting old). Havn’t played with one since then.
Picked up a used craftman 20” saw at a yard sale after looking at many things on this site with inlays, and decided to give it a try.
The first thing was to decide on a pattern. ( not that good at free hand drawing)
After going through MANY Free web pages with line drawings and clipart, Finally decided on this rose.
Re-Sawed all the wood for the design and back-ground to 1/8 inch.
Smoothed front to enough to accept drawing. Getting better at useing that card scraper ( sharpened putty knife )
Tranfered drawing to wood with carbon paper. And started sawing.
Cut background out first: one piece at a time, then used hole as template to mark inlay wood. Cut and glued it in. Cut next piece.
Thanks to all the info on this site from all you lumberjocks out there, this ended up being a fairly easy piece to do.
I need a LOT more practice with the saw, but that will come in time. This will be the first of I hope many to come.
Really enjoyed the proccess. It was exiting to see this come together one pice at a time.
Wife wanted to hang this on the wall, so it will not be making it to a box lid.
Background , Unknown wood from cut off bin
Stem, Poplar from pallet
Rose, Blood wood cut off
Frame, Walnut from pallet
Welcome all comments and critiques, Looking to improve, so would like tips amd tricks to make things easier.
Thanks for looking and being an inspiration to others.
P.S. Added close up of rose.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!