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what i've been doing #16: Hand Inlay of a Bowtie-Dutchman

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Blog entry by Dave posted 929 days ago 5742 reads 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: Christmas 2011 - tools, tool box, and gifts... Part 16 of what i've been doing series Part 17: Journey with me and Krenov. »

Here is a method I use for inlaying a bow tie.
You can cut any shape you want, I just grabbed my bevel gauge, set it and drew some lines on a scrap of cherry.
I cut the lines out and cleaned up with a chisel.
I placed the scrap on the work piece and layed out the lines.
I carefully cut just inside my pencil line.
I then routed out the waste material with a plane.
Then glued the piece up and bashed her home.
Here is a video of the process and pictures say and teach a lot more.
Any questions, comments or suggestion are welcome. Thanks for your time.
“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3qXaz3B0jU&list=UUTe8HcRi94D4IGtav53LzSA&index=1&feature=plcp

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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stefang

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#1 posted 929 days ago

Well done Dave and a lot more fun doing it with hand tools than using a screaming router with tons of dust flying around.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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stefang

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#2 posted 929 days ago

Well done Dave and a lot more fun doing it with hand tools than using a screaming router with tons of dust flying around.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dave

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#3 posted 929 days ago

Thanks Mike. That means a lot to me. I love being able to listen to the radio. The fun part is yet to come. Planing them down;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 929 days ago

Great video! 2 questions: could you accomplish the same result by paring with a chisel? (I don’t have plane like that) Second: Why is your bowtie so thick? That looks like a lot of extra planing. Thanks for posting this. You have inspired me to try this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dave

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#5 posted 929 days ago

gfadvm first thank you. Second yes, the first few I did were with a chisel. Just roll it over bevel down and go to town. Now the thickness, all I had was some planed 4/4. I had two choices, rip the bow-tie with a hand saw or glue it in and plane it down. I choose the latter. Glued in is the best clamp there is. The first one was easy the one with the knot was a mess. Good luck.
Tip..
Mark it and cut inside the line. Back chisel a degree or so on your slot. That should keep your edge crisp.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#6 posted 929 days ago

good job

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Dave

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#7 posted 929 days ago

thanks Jim

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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gfadvm

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#8 posted 929 days ago

Thanks Dave, I favorited this and will give this method a try. When Itried this with a router it was a disaster. I have some Arkansas cherry slabs I resawed that the bowties will be perfect in if I can master this.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Dave

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#9 posted 929 days ago

Here is a blog I did a while back. It might be a little help.
http://lumberjocks.com/superdav721/blog/20309
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My eyes are my worst enemy ,gata go back to the doctor and get them bie-fold-cals glasses things… crap.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 929 days ago

Nice video and demo…............

-- mike...............

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Dave

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#11 posted 928 days ago

Thank you redryder.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#12 posted 928 days ago

nice to see Dave what a few sharp tools can do :-)
I enjoyd your choice of using Classic music to the vidioclip

take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#13 posted 928 days ago

Hey Dennis, happy to see you. Thank you. I am glad someone liked the Tchaikovsky. Hope you are well.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#14 posted 928 days ago

except from being a little tired do to work day saturday and around the clock sunday with out any sleep
new year night and the n monday morning Silke and me had to go straight from work with the ferry
so she cuold get to the specialist dentist in the other end of the country we are okay even though
there has been a few hurricane like storms over the country the last week but I´m more worry´d
about how Stefang has managed to come thrugh it with the rest of the westcoast in Norway
I have seen him post here on L J so I gess he is okay sofare
I like Tchaikovsky´s symfonies I even have the 1812 overture on a speciel cut LP with real cannons
on the sound track but kits locked down in a bankbox after I recorded it to a 8 spurs bandrecorder
there is so much dynamic in the LP that the needle hop out of track if you play it with the normal
weightpressure …. LOL ….... a real Stereo reference tester the hole way out to the loudspeakers … LOL
and something to tell the nieghbours with not to play so loud when they have gest´s …..
I winn every time…..... LOL

but I do prefer hearing Classic music when I´m alone mostly classic to the lighter side as Mozart
becourse I often hear it when I´m doing things and not have time to sit down and listen to it
its not often I have the possibillity to do it but I enjoy it when I can sneak the time in :-)

Dennis

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stefang

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#15 posted 928 days ago

Doing fine Dennis. We have a nature area with a lot of high fir and pine trees that protect us from the strongest winds, but there has been some damage in the district and of course the the coastline and really rough in the North sea as I’m sure you are painfully aware. I hope it doesn’t give you a lot of troubles.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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