|Forum topic by hairy||posted 08-16-2010 10:56 PM||1273 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
08-16-2010 10:56 PM
I’m kicking around the idea of making another cane. I would like to inlay a dark colored wood into a light colored wood for the handle. Such as:
This is just a mockup made from scraps.
The dark wood will be face grain, inlayed into the end grain of the light wood.It is essentially a mortise and tenon joint.
The mockup in the picture is a 1 and 3/4” insert, in a 2 and 1/4” handle.
Is this doomed to crack? I was reading some about wood movement, one rule of thumb I saw is 1/16” per foot.
I realize it is a cross grain glue up, and should probably stay away from it.
The problem I’m trying to fix is, the face grain of my light wood is attractive but the end grain isn’t. The end grain will be the top of the handle, and I want to dress it up a little.
Any comments are appreciated. Thanks!
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