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Stone Inlayed Christmas Ornament

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Project by Trackman posted 12-25-2012 04:38 PM 956 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found a 3 X 3 X 12” piece of figured maple in the scrap bin of my favorite wood supplier and bought it for two dollars. Even though it had some cracks and voids it was a very pretty piece of wood. I got the brainiac idea that it may make nice Christmas ornament globes because of its coloration.

I got it home and cut it into 3” long pieces and started making globes, however the last one had some internal voids when I turned it. After some thought I decided to try filling the openings with crushed stone. I had seen this kind of inlay decoration done on turned bowls and it looked good. I carefully put blue tape on the inside of the void and filled the holes with the stone and then flooded it with thin CA glue. After 24 hours I sanded it smooth and repeated the process to make sure that all of cracks were filled.

For a finish I used four coats of Mylands friction polish.

-- Trackman, Washington





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 04:40 PM

Very cool,a classic look with great wood.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 04:47 PM

Wonderful Ornaments! Way to make it happen!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Grumpymike

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 05:35 PM

Unique and beautiful

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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