Woodworking projects under way. #18: Anxiously awaiting delivery from MLCS to finish this one off...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 08-17-2011 08:19 PM 8038 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Wood Magazine clamshell cabinet part deaux. Not done, but loading it up. Part 18 of Woodworking projects under way. series Part 19: The inlay set has arrived. Pattern laid out and cut for the template. »

As I have mentioned before, I have wanted, for a LONG time to build a proper urn for my beloved Labrador Retriever Deacon who passed on last year. I am in progress on the project, and one part of the project that I do not have the equipment (nor experience) to do is the contrasting dog bone inlay in the top. So off to I went… I am now anxiously awaiting delivery of the #9177 inlay bushing and bit set. I did not order the bowtie or other templates, as I am going to be working from a cut and sanded to shape shop made template out of tempered hardboard.

This weekend will see me making a template or two, and experimenting with scrap. Most likely pine and oak scraps as I have that stuff. And I will make the inserts and pockets, and see how well it goes. And y’all might just get a chance to see the results of that before I go to the final project piece…

For the most part, I am happy with the dovetails, and now it is down to decision time to determine how I am going to attach the top and bottom to the box. I am thinking non through dowels, but that has yet to be seen… I also want to route a 3/16” recess in the front, so that I can epoxy in his last set of tags to the face of it. I will experiment with that before committing though. I do NOT want to discolor the tags any more than they already are… And epoxy can be pretty yellowing… Can anyone recommend something like epoxy that is crystal clear?

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#1 posted 08-18-2011 04:30 AM

Hey I have a buddy that owns a company that builds cabinets and doors for the yachting industry. He has forgotten more about specialized finishes than most people know. I will ask him tomorrow and get back to you.

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 08:14 PM

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