|Project by Trackman||posted 12-25-2012 04:38 PM||945 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
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