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chancey

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08-21-2015 02:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question mahogany oak sharpening arts and crafts

Hi, I’m looking for some advice on trim work. I am building a challenge coin holder for my brother for Christmas. He is in the Air force so i made it in the there logo. It’s made out of some mohogany i had with a red oak inlay of the star. that all went fine but I have never done the trim work before, i don’t know if the boarder should be called trim work or molding. Anyways the angle are really sharp and i am using 3/4 material. no matter what i do i can’t seem to get the angles to match to my satisfaction. I was just hoping somebody with more experience could give me some pointers. Thanks either way.


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#1 posted 08-21-2015 02:27 PM

Hi,
I would need a picture to figure out what you are trying to put the trim on.

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#2 posted 08-21-2015 02:42 PM

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#3 posted 08-21-2015 03:25 PM

That’s looking mighty fine the way it is. You might not want to over do it and detract from the coin. Just a thought.

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#4 posted 08-21-2015 03:40 PM

I agree with Bob. It looks good now and thats a lot of angles to make look good. An option might be to a layer behind a little bigger in a contrasting wood. Be sure to post when its done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 08-21-2015 03:42 PM



That s looking mighty fine the way it is. You might not want to over do it and detract from the coin. Just a thought.

- BurlyBob

thanks, the main reason for the trim will be so they don’t roll off the sides and the symbol has a boarder around it too

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#6 posted 08-21-2015 03:50 PM

Red oak bends really easy. If you can cut a strip of it say, about 1/8” or 3/16” (if you want it thicker), you can just wrap that strip to the sides instead of cutting it.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#7 posted 08-21-2015 06:55 PM


That s looking mighty fine the way it is. You might not want to over do it and detract from the coin. Just a thought.

- BurlyBob

thanks, the main reason for the trim will be so the coins don t roll off the sides and the symbol has a boarder around it too

- chancey


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