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#1 posted 07-23-2009 04:55 PM
That is absolutely awesome !How its done ?
Thanks for sharing with us.
-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/
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#2 posted 07-23-2009 04:58 PM
Buddy, that tray is magnificent!
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"
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#3 posted 07-23-2009 05:15 PM
This is just plain “Gorgeous”!!!WOW…....... I have never done inlay like this and sure would like to try. I absolutely Love the Celtic designs.
Probably a silly question, but, is the maple the solid piece in the tray? and then all of the other inlayed?I am assuming all of the other is also veneer??
A blog on your process would be wonderful if you are so inclined and have the time. Maybe on your next masterpiece…...............
Thanks for sharing
-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/
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#4 posted 07-23-2009 05:17 PM
-- Wayne - Plymouth MN
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#5 posted 07-23-2009 05:37 PM
Great looking Parquetry!!! Excellent Craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.
-- Dennis Zongker
#6 posted 07-23-2009 05:44 PM
Sorry I didn’t include construction detail in the initial post. Here goes!
The curly maple is a piece of ¾ solid. The checkerboard pattern is achieved by routing 1/8” horizontal line 1/8” deep and pressing thin strips of walnut into the curly maple. The 3/8” round plugs are pressed into the maple about ¼” deep. The Celtic design outline is routed out of the maple. A solid walnut piece is routed in the Celtic design outline and glued into the curly maple wood. After drying the interior Celtic pieces are routed out of the walnut, and pieces are pressed into place. Tung oil finish and that’s about it!
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#7 posted 07-23-2009 07:22 PM
You are right one will never do, better make it a few dozen. Great work.
-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!
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#8 posted 07-23-2009 08:26 PM
That is awesome! Simply awesome!
-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com
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#9 posted 07-23-2009 09:09 PM
Beautiful tray ! I think I’d be afraid to use it.
-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way
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#10 posted 07-23-2009 10:01 PM
Being a Celt myself can I say you did us proud thanks this is beautiful.The Celtic race has had a long tradition of art work over many hundreds and thousands of years see the Celtic kells.thanks again Alistair
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#11 posted 07-23-2009 11:02 PM
Thats to purty to use!!!
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#12 posted 07-23-2009 11:49 PM
Very impressive! You did a beautiful job on this piece. Thanks for posting.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#13 posted 07-24-2009 01:45 AM
very nice tray!
-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~
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#14 posted 07-24-2009 01:48 AM
Very very nice! Wonderfull design and great build. Truly a masterpiece. Sory but it would NEVER see a knife at my place. Just hang it on the wall so everyone could admire it.
Keep it up
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
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#15 posted 07-24-2009 02:33 AM
That has to be one of the best projects I’ve seen. The detail on this is awesome! Great job. Thanks for the post.
-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com
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