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Project by degoose posted 08-16-2015 11:01 AM 2399 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having not posted for a while, I thought I would post something a little special…
After watching MTM Wood hundreds of time, I decided it was time for me to make a start with inlaying end grain chopping boards… I did try inlaying end grain earlier but was not entirely happy with it…
This is Hard Rock Maple with Paduak inlaid stars… stars are solid end grain…
First 2 pics are the finished block…
Third pic is after freehand cutting on bandsaw…
Fourth, engraved star pockets… cnc cut…
Fifth is the star inlays being cut by cnc…
Last pic is the simulation on Aspire so I could see what is might look like…
You can see how it is made here [video courtesy of MTM Wood]

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#1 posted 08-16-2015 11:16 AM

Hi Larry!

Interesting venture…

Looks like you’ve found The way to do it… to further enhance your Great work!


Hope it works out for you with your other products!

Thank you…

Good to see you back… for a little while… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 08-16-2015 11:28 AM

Nice one Larry.
Good job on the V-inlay. The sharp edges of the stars are really tight.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 08-16-2015 11:41 AM

Hey, Larry, that is really slick. Next, you can make various vegetables from appropriately colored woods, i.e. carrots from osage orange wood, etc. to decorate your CBs. Keep up the great work.

-- Art

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#4 posted 08-16-2015 11:50 AM

Very good Larry.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 08-16-2015 12:01 PM

Larry, among the many things that I love about you are that you are always so creative, innovative, and so productive. I love your work and your shop is like a bountiful vineyard which brings forth much fruit and wine fit for kings.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 08-16-2015 12:26 PM

Larry, that is stunning, brings a whole new look to CB’s.
I’ve wanted a CNC for a while now, Hmmmmm.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 08-16-2015 12:48 PM

Good to catch upon Saturday Larry, and get to see this fine piece of craftsmanship physically in the real.
Its a work of art without a doubt and something I would neverhave imagined coul;d be done so finely.
I wonder how many hours it would take me to make a 3D Router Carver pattern?

I did actually give it some thought today.
Thepattern to do the recess for the star would be possible but then the pattern for the actual stars well it would be something else, let alone then try to get them to match so precisely!

The MTMWood video is a very good explanation of how the fine edges are formed for the finished product.
I tend to agree with BobWemm it certainly get you thinking CNC wise!

-- Regards Robert

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#8 posted 08-16-2015 12:59 PM

Great combination of old-fashioned woodworking and 21st century technology, Larry!

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

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#9 posted 08-16-2015 01:01 PM

Excellent work!!

-- Roger Gaborski,

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#10 posted 08-16-2015 01:04 PM

That looks too easy .


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 08-16-2015 01:51 PM

What! No Laser!! ;^)

Nice Job!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#12 posted 08-16-2015 02:02 PM

That is really cool. The video is really interesting. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 08-16-2015 02:12 PM

Very cool Larry your always giving such cool ways to do things.

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 08-16-2015 02:13 PM

Nice Larry!

The MTM guy does a good job on his videos. I not sure if he knows it, but those videos are a pretty good sales pitch for CNCs!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#15 posted 08-16-2015 02:55 PM

Wow, Larry, that is really great. I love the accuracy of a CNC. Wish I had one!!

I like Art’s suggestion of vegetables inlaid. How fitting for a cutting board and you can make them perfect!!

Cheersm Hun

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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