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Project by woodsman posted 1969 days ago 1064 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a side table in my office and decided to build this one. There are no mechanical fastners. The joints are mortise and tennon. The wood is Cherry and the acorn inlay is made of Becote for the top and Maple for the lower half. I have found that if I cut the inlay about a quarter of an inch thick and route it into the top, I can then plane the entire board (if it is glued in well) and because of the 1/4 in thickness strength, my inlays never tend to break when going into a tight fitting router inlay hole.





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1969 days ago

Very nice!

How do route the inset? I assume you make your own template and use a guide bushing?

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

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woodsman

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#2 posted 1969 days ago

Charlie in answer to your question, I do my inlays the old way. I scroll saw out (then sand) the inlay. I then double stick tape it to the table top. I then use an exacto knife to trace around the inlay. I then use an 1/8 or sometimes depending on the inlay and how intricate a 1/16 in router bit to plow out the outside line. I then step up with a bigger router bit to plow out the remaining wood. Hope that helps…

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1969 days ago

Impressive. I don’t trust my freehand ability that much.

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

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Loucarb

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#4 posted 1968 days ago

nicely done. Thanks for sharing

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1968 days ago

That came out beautiful.
Great job.

-- Having fun...Eric

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1968 days ago

I’m sure it’s most impressive to visitors to your office.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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