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03-26-2012 01:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany carving maple

I was wondering what everyone did today. I was going to work on a countertop but the rain keep me inside. The top is to big to easily work on inside my small shop so I figured I would wait for the nice weather tomorrow. So what do you do on a rainy day? I found a Mahogany box left over from the big batch of boxes I did at Christmas time. It was one I never completed so I decided to see if I could get it done today. Well I didn’t finish it completely or it would be over on the projects page, but I did get close. I figured I would share what I have done here and see if anyone else had any unfinished projects they worked on today and would like to share a photo or two.

The inlay is curly maple and I guess you would call that a chip carved lotus flower. I was considering filling it with a pink epoxy, but everyone I have shown so far like it as it is. What do you all think?

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 01:14 AM

Spent the day updating some Etsy items… and watched some videos on free hand routering signs…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 01:16 AM

it looks good the way it is joey

the epoxy i have done
(i know it is deep and can be refinished for years)

really just looks like a decal on the surface
to most folks

the carving adds depth
and a contrasting interest
to this piece

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#3 posted 03-26-2012 01:17 AM

How is Etsy working for you? I’ve heard mixed feelings about it. I’m kinda on the fence as to whether or not to start one. The videos sound really cool. Free hand is a challenge.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 03-26-2012 01:40 AM

Hey Joey you did good,very good.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 03-26-2012 01:43 AM

Very nice….leave as it is.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 03-26-2012 01:47 AM

Thanks. I wish I had thought of this before I put those miter keys in. They were done before Christmas. I just approached it today as if they are not there. I figured I would figure something out. Maybe a Wenge inlay that covers the corners. I don’t know. Any idea’s?

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 03-26-2012 01:50 AM

That’s really nice Joe. I spent half the day working on a coffee table humidor with my buddy, and the rest finishing up a chalk board project with my daughter. I just posted it, and she is very proud of it, as am I.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#8 posted 03-26-2012 01:50 AM

Nice looking project!
I spent the day in the emergency room with my Mom- no shop time for me.

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#9 posted 03-26-2012 01:53 AM

Hi Martin, I just commented on her chalk board. You guys did a great job.

Sorry to hear that Lew. I hope she is well. I’ll send some good wishes your way.

-- JoeyG ~~~

#10 posted 03-26-2012 01:55 AM

Very Nice job

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#11 posted 03-26-2012 01:58 AM

Building a solar kiln, will post it soon, should have it finished in a couple of days.

-- Carpe Diem

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#12 posted 03-26-2012 01:59 AM

I did the finishing of the panels for a panelled hope chest. Tomorrow we start the assembly of the chest and glue up.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#13 posted 03-26-2012 01:59 AM

A solar kiln would be really cool to have.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#14 posted 03-26-2012 02:01 AM

I’ll look forward to seeing the hope chest.

Sounds like many of us have had very busy and productive days. I am calling it a night and will be looking forward to what else is posted here over night.

Be safe everyone.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 03-26-2012 02:05 AM

spent the day at a bridial show to get more orders so i can spend more time in the shop making them

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