|Project by ytsejamr||posted 08-01-2013 01:50 PM||1000 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
So this is an inlayed (inlaid?) serving tray I made for my sister and brother-in-law. It’s walnut and maple.
The design is the logo for their new horse farm that will be opening this fall (Over the Moon Farms)
The inlay is all freehand. Well, technically not all . . . the walnut oval was done with a router inlay bit/bearing kit.
The finish is Waterlox.
You guys will appreciate this one. The first walnut oval I inlayed, I used regular glue. Well, it made the walnut expand and it bubbled up. I had to re-route it out and used epoxy the second time. For the stars, my original plan was to just carve out the star and fill it in with a sawdust/epoxy mixture. I did that, but it ended up being almost as dark as the background. So I ended up (painstakingly) cutting out all the stars with my scroll saw and inlaying them by hand. I can tell you there are 26 stars!
The horseshoe with the bar across it is because the workers found an old horseshoe at the site while they were building. It had a bar across it, and appears to come from the early 1900’s. So I threw that in there to be a little unique.
That’s about it. Hand cut dovetails. Had some gaps to fill. It’s hard to be consistent with those, when you only do them once a year (or less).