|Forum topic by James||posted 07-10-2013 06:33 PM||988 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-10-2013 06:33 PM
So I am designing this box/tool chest thing. I have an epilog laser engraver/vector cutter at work which I cut a fleur de lis out of some curly maple. My original idea was to vector cut (basic scroll saw work with no human error) the same fleur de lis out of some padauk and just… “drop it in”. Of course! It’s that easy. I’m an idiot. The first was too small or skinny. The burnt wood took off 1/64-1/32 from the drop in so it had gaps which were charred. The second idea was that I’d cut it same size, but add a 5pt white outline to the piece from the curly maple keeping the proportions the same on both pieces, but the drop in would be thicker. Now it’s too thick. And falling apart. Here is what I have. The inlay area is at least 3/32 deep.
So. My options are
Any ideas guys?
-- James - Semper Fi