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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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John Gray

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#1 posted 814 days ago

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

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

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cranesgonewild

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#2 posted 814 days ago

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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majeagle1

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#3 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

Neat idea. Does light shine through the epoxy?

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Andy

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#5 posted 814 days ago

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 814 days ago

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

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shipwright

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#7 posted 814 days ago

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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cathyb

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#8 posted 814 days ago

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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Roger

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#9 posted 814 days ago

This is really unique. I likes it!

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

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#10 posted 814 days ago

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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Andy

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#11 posted 814 days ago

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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Jamie Speirs

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#12 posted 814 days ago

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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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 814 days ago

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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cathyb

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#14 posted 814 days ago

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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Andy

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#15 posted 814 days ago

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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