Playing with Inlays

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Project by 12ftguru posted 10-15-2009 06:47 PM 2690 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got inspired by the recent 2009 Woodturning Symposium in North Georgia. I really liked some of the inlay work I saw there so I figured I would give it a try.

The small box is elm with a purple heart insert and the taller box is a Bocote insert topping a box of some unknown wood that was growing outside my office. —woodturners like a good thunderstorm now and then… it means new wood to play with. :-)

The bracelet is Bocote as well.

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 07:00 PM

I really like the look of Bocote. Also, eventually I’d like to try inlay as well. How did you enjoy it?

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 07:03 PM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 07:12 PM

LisaC: I liked the inlay a lot. You really do have to sneak up on matching the sizes. Starting with the circular disk for the inlay and then cutting a matching place in the top of the box was easiest for me, but you could do it either way.

The nice part about it is that I get to use pieces I have parted off as waste from other projects like bowls and such. When it fits together well it really makes the contrast pop out at you. Give it a try.

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 07:29 PM

They look great well done.


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#5 posted 10-15-2009 07:56 PM

Very well done…

-- David '65

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 11:01 PM

gives me some ideas…....... I like this stuff

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 12:07 AM

All three are very nice : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 12:25 AM

Great turnings. Super job on the inlays.

-- John @

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#9 posted 10-16-2009 07:20 AM

Fantastic job. I really like the inlays. Nice choice of woods. I use a lot of “unknown” wood also. Most of mine comes from pallets.

Have also gotten some wood from trees but mine were cut on purpose. Just don’t get the storms in this part of Arizona.

Great turnings. Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#10 posted 10-16-2009 03:31 PM

Thanks to all for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

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