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Blog series by EarlS updated 05-27-2018 02:49 PM 2 parts 2143 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: First Things First

05-05-2018 01:04 PM by EarlS | 8 comments »

There were some folks that were curious about how to make prairie style mosaics like the one that was on my Box Swap submission. I’m writing this as I work on another mosaic for an extra box that was started for the swap. Hopefully this will help. For me, this isn’t a quick process. The 2 mosaics for the box swap took 50+ hours. Find a design Use Google search to search for the style you are interested in and then go to to the “Images” tab. Generally, includ...

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Part 2: Cut, Glue, Assemble, Repeat

05-27-2018 02:49 PM by EarlS | 5 comments »

Most of the previous entry talked about the process mechanics (cutting, gluing, and clamping). This is a picture of the essential tools for this part of the project: The initial blocks start out with only a few strips of wood with spacers between them and they look pretty rough. However, as the blocks are completed and glued to other blocks, the design starts to come together. Initial strips of bocote and bubinga with walnut spacers. Stacking them together and adding the ka...

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