Teak Platter with Rose Inlay.

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Project by nonickswood posted 08-26-2015 11:45 PM 1792 views 13 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at this sand shading. ~ Be Gentle.
This link Teak Platter with Rose Inlay is a slide show progression of this piece, with a few captions.

It still needs some finish, here it is wiped down with thinner. Trying to decide what kind of finish to use, any suggestions?
I like Poly, and I thin it down when applying to Teak because of all the oil in Teak, but I’m thinking several coats of poly will yellow the Holly. hmm??

Woods; Teak, Holly, Rosewood. 14” Dia.

Thanks for looking!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#1 posted 08-26-2015 11:51 PM

I think the inlay and shading look great. Good job.

I don’t know what to recommend for a finish.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 08-26-2015 11:51 PM

That inlay is beautiful! Great work!

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#3 posted 08-26-2015 11:52 PM

Beautiful work…. I know from first hand experience how difficult Inlay and shading is.. you should be proud of your efforts

-- Ray,Iowa

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#4 posted 08-27-2015 12:02 AM

Stunning work. Congratulations on a great result.
Thank you 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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#5 posted 08-27-2015 12:37 AM

What is sand shading?

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#6 posted 08-27-2015 12:52 AM

For a first attempt at sand shading, that is a very nice job. Are you using commercial veneer or shop cut?
I like your home made inlay router as well it’s a lot like mine. ... so much better than a big clumsy router, even a trim router.

Well done.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#7 posted 08-27-2015 01:29 AM

Thanks for all the comments guys.

Paul; the veneer is shop cut and the dremel router base works great, just wish that the eyes were years younger. Thank you for the “well done” from the Master, you are truly an inspiration.

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#8 posted 08-27-2015 01:35 AM

Fantastic outcome for a first time, great work.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 08-27-2015 02:51 AM

Beautifully done, Nick!
Milo, sand shading is the process of using heated sand to burn the areas you want to appear shaded.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 08-27-2015 03:47 AM

Great work, very nice inlay.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 08-27-2015 07:19 AM

What an outstanding job, You should be so proud of your work.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#12 posted 08-27-2015 08:51 AM

Beautiful and great work.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#13 posted 08-27-2015 12:40 PM

Beautiful. Never heard of sand shading. Techniques in woodworking appear to be limitless.

-- jerry

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#14 posted 08-27-2015 01:04 PM

Certainly turned out great.

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#15 posted 08-27-2015 01:08 PM

Beautiful work

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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