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Project by Ihor posted 04-27-2009 04:18 AM 1767 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My attempt to inlay glass. I didn’t know how to do that, so I was trying to figure out / learn how to do that. Not an easy thing (at least for me)... It didn’t turn out as good as I hoped, but it’s not too bad.
Wood is oak (the only wood I had at home). Finish is wipe-on-poly.

Maybe you can give me an advice how to make a precise cut for inlaying glass, which tool is better to use?

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 06:45 AM

Very nice! Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 06:56 AM

I like it! Looks great.

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#3 posted 04-27-2009 08:00 AM

I really like it ,it’s very unique and design.

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#4 posted 04-27-2009 12:25 PM

you did a fantastic job!! Wonderful design

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#5 posted 04-28-2009 05:52 PM

I like it. I imagine getting the depth just right is difficult, as sanding the glass flush doesn’t seem possible.
I for one would like to know your methods.

-- "A boat's a boat, but the mystery box could be anything! It could even be a boat!

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#6 posted 04-28-2009 05:57 PM

FredK, I did sand it flush :). It was the only way to go… But at the end it turned out not bad.

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#7 posted 05-17-2009 08:49 AM

Is this your own idea , or did yu find the plans somewhere ? Nice job : )

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#8 posted 05-17-2009 05:37 PM

Dusty, it’s my own idea. I have a bigger idea with combining glass and wood, but before I can make it, I have to practice with something more simple.

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#9 posted 07-28-2009 02:24 AM

I think you did a fabulous job. Did you have to make templates for the inlay part?

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#10 posted 07-28-2009 03:25 AM

Thank you longboader!
No, I didn’t make any templates. I cut glass and then just traced it with pensile on oak and then used dremel tool to cut it out. I’m sure it’s not the perfect way, but I didn’t know any other way.

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