|Project by Picken5||posted 01-13-2011 08:45 AM||1401 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I made this for my wife who is a passionate handbell ringer. It was my first attempt at inlaying. The inlay is quilted maple inlaid into black walnut. I made an inlay template from 1/4” MDF by tracing a photo onto it and cut out the center mostly by hand. Once I was satisfied with the template, I used a router inlay bushing with a 1/8” carbide bit to cut the inlay piece from a thin piece of maple I had. (I actually cut two because there’s one on both sides of the cutting board.) I used the inlay bushing to cut the outline of the inlay into the walnut just slightly shallower than the thickness of the piece I previously cut. Then I switched bushings and bits to finish cleaning out the shallow cut-out in the walnut.
The other woods are purple heart, makore, curly maple, and sycamore.
-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb