Playing with Inlays

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Project by 12ftguru posted 1751 days ago 1735 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got inspired by the recent 2009 Woodturning Symposium in North Georgia. I really liked some of the inlay work I saw there so I figured I would give it a try.

The small box is elm with a purple heart insert and the taller box is a Bocote insert topping a box of some unknown wood that was growing outside my office. —woodturners like a good thunderstorm now and then… it means new wood to play with. :-)

The bracelet is Bocote as well.

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#1 posted 1751 days ago

I really like the look of Bocote. Also, eventually I’d like to try inlay as well. How did you enjoy it?

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#2 posted 1751 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 1751 days ago

LisaC: I liked the inlay a lot. You really do have to sneak up on matching the sizes. Starting with the circular disk for the inlay and then cutting a matching place in the top of the box was easiest for me, but you could do it either way.

The nice part about it is that I get to use pieces I have parted off as waste from other projects like bowls and such. When it fits together well it really makes the contrast pop out at you. Give it a try.

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#4 posted 1751 days ago

They look great well done.

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#5 posted 1751 days ago

Very well done…

-- David '65

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#6 posted 1751 days ago

gives me some ideas…....... I like this stuff

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 1751 days ago

All three are very nice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 1751 days ago

Great turnings. Super job on the inlays.

-- John @

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#9 posted 1750 days ago

Fantastic job. I really like the inlays. Nice choice of woods. I use a lot of “unknown” wood also. Most of mine comes from pallets.

Have also gotten some wood from trees but mine were cut on purpose. Just don’t get the storms in this part of Arizona.

Great turnings. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 1750 days ago

Thanks to all for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

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