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Yellow Sand Inlay Expirement - Pencil Holder

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Project by Rob Macdonald posted 867 days ago 1805 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

More messing around with mixing sand colors together for practicing inlays.

This weekends fun is with Black and Yellow !

The light yellow seemed a very subdued, almost in the white category. The dark yelow was a winner

I started making a rim for it out of sand but it was getting too long/deep and I had to cut it back and drop the sand rim in order to finish the inside. Turning the inside was difficult, I was stretching the limit of my tools.

I blew it off with air before waxing and polishing but the red from this wood is almiost like a stain and any little cracks or chips in the sand inlay picked up the red discolored wax. I think I will need an extra coat or two of CA, sanded lightly, on the inlays next time if I use this wood again

I cant remember if this piece was Bloodwood or Padauk ... Judging by the look of my white t-shirt after I was done, it looks like I just came from a car accident , so I am guessing Bloodwood :)

Row 1 – Fine Light yellow and coarse black sand
Row 2 – Fine light yellow sand
Row 3 – Fine light yellow and fine white and fine black sand
Row 4 – Fine black sand
Row 6 – Fine dark yellow, fine white, fine black sand
Row 7 – Fine dark yellow sand
Row 8 – Fine dark yellow, fine white, coarse black sand

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME





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Douwe

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#1 posted 866 days ago

You raised the ‘wow!-factor’ to a higher level (again).
[Hope you read in English what I mean in Dutch.]
When this is messing around I can’t wait till you get serious!

In Europe we have real strict regulations on sand blasting (forbidden out of strictly secured aereas) because of the dangerous dust. Guess your way of turning also creates sanddust (and dust from the glue). How do you manage it to keep this out of your lungs?
Seeing your lines I wondered how a slithering line or a spiral might look. I know: my turn.
If you like the idea, please don’t wait for me. I am forced to do things real slow

-- Douwe

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 866 days ago

Very nice work. I like how you mix the sands and what the results are. You did a great job on this piece.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Rob Macdonald

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#3 posted 866 days ago

For keeping the dust out … I always wear a good air filter face mask and keep my shop vac nozle held close to the sanding point to suck up the fine dust as it comes off.

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

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Douwe

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#4 posted 866 days ago

Thank you for your answer. It may take a while but, if you don’t mind, I realy like to experiment with your combination of wood and sand.

-- Douwe

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Rob Macdonald

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#5 posted 866 days ago

Go for it, I hope you get great results.

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 481 days ago

Wild man very cool projects. I like the projects that are posted here. Awesome stuff.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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