Ohio State Inlay Table

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Project by Hedrick posted 02-14-2017 03:23 PM 642 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple years back in high school I made this coffee table with an Ohio State inlay in it. The top is solid maple, the legs and trim are walnut, and the Ohio State block “O” is made from padauk, poplar, walnut, and red oak. While constructing the table I used pocket hole joinery to build the frame. For the top I used a plunge router to hog out most of the material where the inlay would go. To get the crisp corners in the inlay I used an exacto knife and several chisels. It is finished with 3 coats of satin lacquer.

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 04:17 PM

very nice like the inlay

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#2 posted 02-14-2017 05:17 PM

Beautiful! That’s a lot of work!


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#3 posted 02-14-2017 06:33 PM

very cleanly done.

-- Two is One, One is None

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#4 posted 02-14-2017 09:28 PM

As a Penn State fan I hate to admit it but you did a great job on this! And welcome to lumberjocks!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#5 posted 02-15-2017 12:52 AM

Does look very nice. I love padauk! Inspires me do do one with a Tiger Paw (sorry, Clemson Tiger here).

Seriously, I have never done inlay work and I am very interested in starting. Any good tips on starting points?

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 02:57 PM

This table is another real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-16-2017 04:08 PM

As a fellow Buckeye faan, I have to say…....BOOOOOOOOOM!!! Fantastic job.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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