|Project by Andy||posted 05-06-2012 02:57 PM||3945 views||22 times favorited||41 comments|
This is something I have been thinking about for sometime, taking bits of scrap wood and insetting them using epoxy. I think it has potential in other projects, the medallion for one of my boxes is next on the list.
I used a 1.5” Forstener bit to bore a recess about 1/2” deep and filled the cups part way with clear epoxy and added small random bits of cast off wood. I let it dry overnight and ran it through the planer, taking many small passes. A good progressive sanding and a coat of mineral oil and its done.
The body is maple and the stripes are walnut. The cork is spalted maple. The bits are maple, wenge, purpleheart, paduak, cherry, bloodwood, walnut and mahogany.
Give this a try.
-- If I can do it, so can you.