Compass Rose Inlay

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Project by Bruce posted 10-17-2013 11:56 PM 2767 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually finished this in 2011 but I’ve been real busy with other projects.

I have a couple of others that I’ll post as well. This one is made primarily of cherry, maple, and walnut. The wood is approximately a half inch thick on a plywood substrate about 1/4 inch thick. I attached it to the floor with construction adhesive and four screws thru the substrate. Finished with BLO and polyurethane.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 12:09 AM

Beautiful piece. I’d really like to know how you got the angles on the under half. Hope you’ll share.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 02:11 AM

Beautiful work!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 02:27 AM

I’m impressed!

But then again, I’m easily impressed :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 02:46 AM

Its simple, really. If I remember correctly, I added an angle block onto my crosscut sled. I could be wrong but I think it was 22 1/2 degrees. They did take a little finessing with my Stanley no. 4 hand plane, some headaches, starting over, and throwing a few against the garage door…lol.

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 04:13 AM

Very Nice Work/Project Indeed!! Thanks For Posting!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#6 posted 10-18-2013 05:50 AM

Nice 3d effect

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 10-18-2013 08:20 AM

Wow, really nice…. Great colors and tight joints.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 10-18-2013 09:25 AM

I like it. Excellent work Bruce.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#9 posted 10-18-2013 01:58 PM

That is really nice. I love those colors together. What floor did you put that in, an entry?

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 10-18-2013 03:05 PM

Bruce, this is beautiful work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 10-18-2013 06:07 PM

Beautiful inlay Bruce. you did an awesome job…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#12 posted 10-18-2013 06:24 PM

just incredible

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#13 posted 10-18-2013 08:48 PM

As a former wood floor guy I have to say: “Well done!”

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#14 posted 10-19-2013 12:16 AM

Very Nice!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#15 posted 10-19-2013 12:21 AM

Beautiful inlay!

-- Beth, Maine,

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