|Project by TZH||posted 06-22-2010 10:30 PM||1420 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Stand is rocky mountain red juniper, top and bottom slabs are ponderosa pine. I inlaid the red juniper “cloverleaf” and then decided to inlay some polished rocks, as well, to accent the centerpiece. Not as difficult as I thought it would be. I had to decide how to do the borders around the rocks because of their irregular shape, so just rounded everything off with sandpaper. The cloverleaf, which is the natural shape of the slab right from the end of the log I took it from, was more difficult to get right because it started out at about 3/4” thick and had to be planed down to a little less than 1/2” (thank goodness for my “mini-me” router planer – made the job so much easier than trying to sand it down with a belt or random orbital sander). Wound up filling small gaps with a glue/sawdust mixture that turned out pretty nice. I’m thinking about trying in-lace at some point in the not too distant future. Comments/suggestions are welcome.