|Project by Timbo78||posted 11-23-2015 03:44 PM||1074 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
Here are a couple of boards I made using Scotty Lewis’ method to make through inlays. All pieces are edge grain. The curves consist of 1/16in strips laminated together. For the first one, I had planned on making three curves and being done with it, but when I tried to flush route the edge on the router table, the board got chewed up and spit out. Scared the living shit out of me. Turns out the router speed wasn’t on high. After cranking it up, it cut just fine. However, I switched to the hand held router soon after. As the pictures show, some of the curves go very close to the edges, so I didn’t really feel like having my fingers that close to the bit on the router table. A few clamps and a handheld router made life a lot safer. However, the original error tore a nice chunk out of the board. So instead of scrapping the whole thing, I decided to hide it with a circle inlay. I did it on both sides in approximately the same location, so it gives the appearance of a through inlay just like the curves. And I put the last curve over it to give the impression that it was all part of the plan to begin with, as opposed to the band-aid that it actually was. I put the straight lines on the second board to see how the contrast would look with the curves, and I’m not sure if I like it or not. Time will tell, I suppose. Thanks for looking.