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Project by Andy posted 05-06-2012 02:57 PM 3454 views 21 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com





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#1 posted 05-06-2012 03:23 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD JOB!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 03:26 PM

I like the idea of the epoxy port holes.
You’re right, this has potential for many other projects to give it that ‘wow’ factor.
It’s got my wheels turning.
Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 05-06-2012 03:28 PM

This is one “CLASSY” cheese board Andy….. another beautiful and unique creation!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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#4 posted 05-06-2012 03:35 PM

Neat idea. Does light shine through the epoxy?

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#5 posted 05-06-2012 03:44 PM

Thanks!
@Barb- Not on this one, but I am going to give it a try on another wine bottle board. Stay tuned.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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#6 posted 05-06-2012 03:44 PM

Creative ingenuity my friend…and the board looks grand…BC

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#7 posted 05-06-2012 03:49 PM

Good idea Andy.
You do have a way with design.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#8 posted 05-06-2012 03:52 PM

It reminds me of your “candy”. Another one of a kind piece that shows your exceptional creativity. Great job!

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#9 posted 05-06-2012 04:10 PM

This is really unique. I likes it!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 05-06-2012 04:12 PM

Late to the party of admiring fans! When you say “Idea” do you have a visual ? Another LJ is using epoxy as a durable finish on softwood that gets heavy use, but didn’t like the epoxy as it had changed? Do you have a favorite brand?

Did you set the epoxy level below the plane blades? :-)

Nice balance of light and dark. i know every project may not be a winner in your eyes. I’m guessing this one is?

Oh yeah, I like it!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 05-06-2012 05:18 PM

Thanks guys and gals.

@Doc- I like this too. No, the epoxy just filled the cups and runneth over, but it milled as smooth as the maple. No favorite brand, but i am using MAS brand at present.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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#12 posted 05-06-2012 05:25 PM

That is nice

I thought it was Tigers Eye stones at first

I can see you having great fun with this

Glad you let the inner child come out

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#13 posted 05-06-2012 05:26 PM

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 05-06-2012 05:27 PM

In response to Doc’s point, I once used epoxy as a finish on a mahogany mail box. It broke down in the UV and looked pretty awful. Fortunately that was an experiment, but not one that i would repeat. That said, I’ve used epoxy (West System) to create knots in furniture and then finished it with poly with no adverse effects. Food for thought…..

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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#15 posted 05-06-2012 05:29 PM

Thanks for the insite Cathy. I will update if I see issues later on.

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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