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Project by Andy Needles posted 06-13-2010 10:42 PM 5178 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is 3 new platters that I just completed. Here’s the steps-
-get some funky 1x or 2x material- generally 12×18 or larger
-The more cracked, mo betta!
-clean up any inclusions.
-Use a curved shoe hand power planer to create the scoop
-cut the back bevel on the bandsaw
-add a variety of softer materials, incuding abalone, malachite, azurite, lapis lazuli, ammonite fossils, shells, brass, etc.
set them in resin
-grind them flush, then sand sand sand sand,
-rub with thinned poly to make the figure pop
-spray with target poly

viola!-

-- rustic andy





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 06-13-2010 10:46 PM

interesting new process that I have never seen. Do you flatten the back side? So they sit well? What do you do with these? Are they art? or useful for bbq? serving? Very neat concept.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#2 posted 06-13-2010 10:55 PM

Looks great.

-- thatwoodworkingguy.com ~Eagle America~ ~Woodcraft~

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Andy Needles

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#3 posted 06-13-2010 10:56 PM

Backside is flat and they sit fine, with a bevel all around like \ /, but steeper. tops can handle dry goods. Folks use them as serving trays, but I reccomend, paper between foods. Target Poly waterbased finish is pretty bombproof, as long as the underlying material is stable.

-- rustic andy

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#4 posted 06-13-2010 11:01 PM

unique table

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 06-13-2010 11:06 PM

Have you seen any of Steffen Hatcher’s work? This is very beautiful work. Where do you get your rock from?

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Andy Needles

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#6 posted 06-13-2010 11:23 PM

I get my rock here and there- E-bay or local close-outs- greatrough.com.

Mr. Thatchers work is scary, scary good, and oh so controlled. That guy must have more patience in his thumbnail than I have in my whole body!!

-- rustic andy

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pinkfish

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#7 posted 06-14-2010 03:10 AM

I had trouble figuring out how to usefully crush the turquoise I got. Do you have any tips on that bit?

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#8 posted 06-14-2010 03:46 AM

Very cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 06-14-2010 05:57 AM

Well Andy that’s very cool looking, have you tried cutting solid pieces to fit these cracks? That’s a whole new challenge.

-- Dan Wiggins

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TJ65

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#10 posted 06-14-2010 07:29 AM

That’s a pretty interesting way to accentuate what nature has already done.
I like it a lot, it looks like a winding river in the first project.

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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ghazard

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#11 posted 06-14-2010 04:36 PM

Very nice. How do you cut the inlaid items flush?

Really a neat effect.

-- "Hey, you dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!"

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steiner

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#12 posted 06-14-2010 07:45 PM

Love them!

-- Scott - Katy, Texas

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BlueStingrayBoots

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#13 posted 06-15-2010 05:59 AM

Thanks for the info, cant wait to sand sand sand….Your projects look awesome!

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Andy Needles

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#14 posted 06-22-2010 07:28 PM

folks asked about crushing rock- the easiest way is a mortar and pestle set-up, using steel pipes- you get a 2×10” steel pipe, a 2” nipple, a 2”-1.5” reducing collar (at the top to keep the material from jumping out as you crush) for the mortar- the pestle is a 1” 18-20” pipe with a nipple.

I can send you a pic if you’d like- Its cheap and works swell.

I actually have a motorized jaw crusher rigged up to a gearmotor too, but it is at least $300- if you can even find one!

You build up the resin/rock mixture to be hgher than the surrounding wood, then you use an angle grinder with a stone grinding cup, and work it down CAREFULLY to where it is near flush with the wood, and then sand from there.

This step is abolutely the messiest step. I do it outside.

-- rustic andy

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TZH

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#15 posted 08-29-2010 04:55 PM

Hey, Andy, would you send me a pic of your mortar and pestle setup, too (deadwoodrenaissance@live.com)? Your inlay work is incredible. I’d like to know, if you’re willing to share, how you build up the inlay in larger voids. Do you do it in layers, or do you do everything all at once? I’ve got some edge work I’d like to inlay and am struggling with how to keep it in place (vertical coat tree). Again, some incredible works. Love your website, too.

Thanks for sharing.
TZH

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