|Project by PaBull||posted 04-13-2012 02:47 PM||2290 views||7 times favorited||14 comments|
There are other LJ’s that have been playing around with rock inlay. And I have been toying with how to do this nicely and still keep it simple.
This box is for one of my eight daughters for her birthday.
The rocks were collected during our last vacation in the redwoods in Northern California.
pic #2. I used the top of the box for the inlay, and as you can see on the pictures. I used sapwood and the sapwood is joining in the center.
pic #3. On the tablesaw I cut a stopped sawcerf where the tho halves are meeting.
pic #4. Here you see the saw cut.
pic #5. Next I took the rocks I selected for the inlay and laid them on the copy machine and made a copy.
pic #6. With this copy I was able to trace the silhouette with both halves pushed together.
Here you can see that I only carve out the upper layer above the saw cut.
Check the fit of the rocks. I marked the rocks with a little pencil mark to remember how they were supposed to face.
This is where it all started with, a pallet from Taiwan.
-- rhykenologist and plant grower