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Project by Maclegno posted 04-27-2010 02:18 AM 2188 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch



This is a Side-Table/Stool which I made a couple of years ago and have now Retro-fitted with Celtic Inlays. These were made using Bamboo skewers which we use here in Italy to barbecue Spiedini and exactly fit a 1/8” router bit channel.
The core is Fir with Cherry edges and the top and sides are covered with 1cm Walnut. I made a large Finger-joint jig with angled attachment specially for this (see one of my previous Projects). I liked the idea of trying finger-joints with two contrasting woods.
I have made several pieces similar to this, which is a little less than 12” high, and find them invaluable, particularly when we entertain. They are equally useful for parking drinks and as extra seating, children love them. I finish them with oil and varnish so wet glasses don’t stain them. Anyway after a couple of years use you can sand and refinish them in an hour.

IMG_2928 (1296 x 1944)
IMG_2933 (1944 x 1296)
This is a bonus for all the LUMBERJILLS


-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 02:27 AM

That is some beautiful inlays. Goodjob.

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 02:44 AM

Very nice, I love the inlays

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 03:47 AM

great work, you got the inlay celtic knots down to a science. :)

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 03:50 AM

You get better with each project!!

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#5 posted 04-27-2010 03:55 AM

Great job Mac beautiful work

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 04:42 PM

Nice work Gerard. It looks like you have aced those Celtic knotwork inlays.

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#7 posted 04-27-2010 04:51 PM

this turned out fantastic!

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 03:16 AM

Love those inlays.

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