Serving board with curved spline (or inlay?)

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Serving board with curved spline (or inlay?)
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Happened across another LJ project which I thought was pretty cool, so I gave it a go myself. I thought the curved spline would be the cool part, but the natural grain of the walnut turns out to be the highlight.

By the way, is this curved line (which goes all the way through) properly called a spline, an inlay or something else?

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#1 posted 12-20-2017 12:55 PM

I realy like this contrasting combination. The stripe don’t bother me at all, infact, I think it looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 02:50 PM

Maybe it’s called ’’ show me the curve. ’’ Whatever it may be called it is a cool looking board.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 12-21-2017 04:26 AM

Good job. Nice contrast in woods. Love the grain in the walnut.

Perhaps its just the chiropractor in me, but that figure in the walnut reminds me of an x-ray of a pelvis and lumbar spine…

-- Rick - I know I am not perfect, but I will keep pressing on toward the goal of becoming all I am called to be.

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#4 posted 12-22-2017 11:58 PM

That looks great. Love the contrast. How’d you make the cut for the spline?

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#5 posted 12-23-2017 04:13 AM

That looks great. Love the contrast. How d you make the cut for the spline?

- docspencer

Made a template in 1/4” MDF for the curve. Use it with a 1/4” straight bit to route a curved groove in the board. Cut through the groove with a bandsaw. Clean the edges with a flush trim bit. Re-glue with strips of maple adding up to 1/4” wide. Presto! I saw it from the other LJ link above, which also links to the pro video on it.

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