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Project by Mikesawdust posted 03-15-2017 09:14 AM 650 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had to replace the pedestal legs on http://lumberjocks.com/projects/108095, they were way to unstable. I built a trestle style set. I also put a bar top finish over the inlay, I’m planning to add another layer on to make it about 1/8” thick.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project





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bluemtn

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#1 posted 03-15-2017 08:25 PM

Great looking table. As a former wearer of the Indian Head crab I was immediately drawn to the inlay on your table.

-- Jeff, Colorado - sawdust, oh you mean man glitter

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robscastle

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#2 posted 03-16-2017 04:46 AM

Whats this? an indian head crab,

explain please, and if possible a few more project pictures would be nice too!
Even the link doesn’t help!

-- Regards Robert

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Mikesawdust

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#3 posted 03-16-2017 07:35 AM

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Bomb Disposal) Badge is often called the Crab. Many of us earned our badge at Indian Head NOS, MD (Myself in 1983) before the school was moved to Eglin AFB, FL. This Inlay was done with the 3M Veneer from Rockler. Each leaf in the badge was cut with two opposing pieces and the grain at 30 degrees. The stars were made from 10 pieces each. I think all together about 140 separate pieces went into the badge. This was much easier than it sounds because the oak background is also veneer. I cut away the shape of the badge from the background and then refilled the void by cutting the pieces to fit; mainly with scissors. I attacked the wreath from the top down, and cut the leaves I laid to make room for the next leaf. If I had decided to put the bar top on before hand I would have done onlay instead of inlay and had a more 3D effect. I could have even overlapped the leaves rather than cutting out the place for the ones going below. I’ll try adding a picture above.


Whats this? an indian head crab,

explain please, and if possible a few more project pictures would be nice too!
Even the link doesn t help!

- robscastle


-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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Mikesawdust

309 posts in 2671 days


#4 posted 03-16-2017 07:38 AM



Great looking table. As a former wearer of the Indian Head crab I was immediately drawn to the inlay on your table.

- bluemtn


Jeff, When did you graduate? I was 83 thru retirement and am still working at a unit in Italy.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 03-16-2017 08:33 AM

Love it, My buddy just retired from the FBI in your field.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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majuvla

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#6 posted 03-16-2017 10:40 AM

Realy awesome leggs set and this top looks outstanding – what a gloss!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Mikesawdust

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#7 posted 03-16-2017 12:33 PM



Realy awesome leggs set and this top looks outstanding – what a gloss!

- majuvla

I’m planning to put another gallon of bar top epoxy on, there are a few thin areas

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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robscastle

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#8 posted 03-16-2017 09:48 PM

Thanks, I am more educated now I was thinking it was some sort of ceremonial native idnian headdress.
Something like Fred Flintstones Buffalo headdress!! A very well constructed project I bet the current guys enjoy it !

Bomb proof comes to mind!!

-- Regards Robert

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