Texas Star Inlay #3: The finished product

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Blog entry by cakman posted 10-17-2013 02:33 PM 4570 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay as promised here are the results….. I’m very happy

Here is a picture after I took the clamps off. So far so good.

Here is the star planed and sanded flat. Lookin good

The weather is nice and I have time. Why don’t I just prep the top for finish. Here is the top sanded to 320 and 400 on the endgrain.

With the balcony cleaned here goes the first taste of oil. Danish oil makes everything pop. This was probably my favorite part of this project.


And after a night to dry, still looks good.

Well there you go guys. I would say it is a success. Thanks for the kind words and I hope someone will be willing to try this themselves and maybe use some information presented here.

Let me know what you think.


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#1 posted 10-17-2013 03:32 PM

very much a success, great looking board, I really like the star.

-- Smitty!!!

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#2 posted 10-17-2013 04:28 PM

Thanks woodsmith. Not a bad looking board considering its 3 boards glued up. They match well. I love how it looks curly.

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#3 posted 10-17-2013 05:40 PM

Nice work cakman. I knew it would come out perfect! I like danish oil finishes too. It gives a lot of depth to the grain and a nice satin finish.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 10-17-2013 06:09 PM

nice job!
Great blog.

Thanks for sharing

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#5 posted 10-17-2013 08:40 PM

Awesome! Defiantly on my list of projects to try. Thanks!

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#6 posted 10-17-2013 11:53 PM

Looks awesome! Great job.

-- David

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#7 posted 05-03-2020 02:21 PM

I had an “aHA!” moment when I realized you were cutting slices from the end of the board. Nice technique.
And the end result looks great.

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