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Project by buckythegoat posted 12-19-2009 11:30 PM 1540 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was an experiment/Christmas gift. I have never done an inlay before and wanted to see if I could use it to hide a knot. I have no idea what kind of woods I used in the inlay, as I just bought one of those sample packs where nothing is labeled. The rest is red oak. I also wanted to introduce some curves into my work.

The finish is boiled linseed oil with pumice for the first coat then polyurethane.

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 11:50 PM

Very Nice Job!!

-- Jimmer

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#2 posted 12-20-2009 12:19 AM

Wow, ravishing, and very elegant.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 01:27 AM

beautiful work!
An experiment that turned out REALLY well!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 12-20-2009 01:31 AM

WOW ,very,very nice work What knot.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#5 posted 12-20-2009 01:50 AM

Pretty nice first time inlay and nice looking table. Well done.

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 02:23 AM

great job… I’ve always thought a Compose Rose added a bit of class to a project. And if this is your first time out doing an inlay, you’ll have great things to come.


-- Erik

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 05:38 AM

Great work a good table.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-20-2009 06:22 AM

Pretty nice job, especially for the first time working with inlay. Looks like your registration with the pieces is very good. I like the pattern – not sure I would work to hide a knot – I like knots, and I’m not a fan of red oak, but you made the contrast look really nice.

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#9 posted 12-20-2009 06:26 AM

Great Lookin Table

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#10 posted 12-20-2009 06:26 AM

Very, very nice job. Outstanding visual appeal.

-- Tom D

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#11 posted 12-20-2009 07:10 AM

Nice bucky. How much time you reckon you put into the inlay?

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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#12 posted 12-20-2009 02:05 PM

Great Job. It turned out very good. I did a similar inlay several years ago in a kitchen table.

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#13 posted 12-20-2009 08:21 PM


About 4 hours. The only part I had trouble with was getting the 22 1/2 degree angle perfect. The small amount I was off added up.

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#14 posted 12-20-2009 10:37 PM

Nice table and nice inlay.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 12-21-2009 08:45 AM

Wow! I lke that inlay. Very nice job.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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