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Project by NoSpace posted 06-13-2018 05:27 AM 881 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a 2014 project for a gift. I wouldn’t have much I could use it for, but turned out not too bad for Christmas scenes. Okay, it’s not a masculine piece by any stretch.

I followed a tutorial for a compass rose made from veneer and it was sheer hell to do this with a pull saw. Later, I found a paradigm-shifting tutorial from whoever he is who goes by “The apprentice and the journeyman” that shows inlays built in 3-d and then sliced on the bandsaw. I have several remaining near-perfect roses after watching that for < 30 seconds and going out and creating a horribly dangerous jig for my little Li ryobi miter saw that produced a seriously awesome result, although, destroying a small clamp in the process and teaching me a lesson on kickback.

I hadn’t yet discovered proper joints, and so this is basically cheap plywood bonded by screws and pocket holes, and then veneered with maple and padauk.

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#1 posted 06-13-2018 05:33 AM

Beautiful contrasting wood box. That inlayed star is outstanding.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-13-2018 01:28 PM

Nice looking project. The inlay looks great!

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#3 posted 06-13-2018 03:00 PM

This is an outstanding display piece.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 06-13-2018 03:04 PM

Good looking piece.

-- John D, OP, KS

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