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Flower inlay of brass and copper (in my first greasebox)

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Project by mafe posted 11-07-2010 05:06 PM 4580 views 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Flower inlay from brass and copper
A promise at the LJ Copenhagen meeting.

At our little Copenhagen LJ get together, Napoleon brought to all of us a little piece of copper and brass he had welded together – the idea was that we should all make a inlay out of this in our grease boxes.
Napoleon made his, now mine are here, so! Flemming and Dennis?

Sorry to have been a little slow, but here are my version:
It’s a flower with four leafs, one for each of us, none the same, and quite organic.
I made a hole in the center, to challenge me more…
(Napoleon was impressed by the box of my brother Div, since it was round, and this is harder to cut, so as the child I am I went for organic, to make it more impossible).

1. Here it is, in the company of two gifts I am very proud to have recived.
2. The ideas.
3. The materials used (I broke four blades in the cutting…).
4. On the saw.
5. Making the center piece.
6. Glue in the hole!

It was my first inlay ever, so I had to try my way out.
Will make a blog later of the process.
I am happy for the result, went better than I hoped for.

Here the original mafe grease box.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, it sure was fun,

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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mafe

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 05:35 PM

Here are a close up for Napoleon!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 05:44 PM

Great Mad’s,
now I must do the same.
I have a wee bit o brass here. :)
jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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mafe

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 06:01 PM

Can’t wait my dear Jamie.
I still have no sign of a post man here? Strange.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 06:04 PM

Wow! Very nice work

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 06:12 PM

Mads, you’re a man after me own heart. These are wonderful tools and were special gifts and I know how much they must mean to you. Your little grease box is so special. Beautiful and elegant yet simple and practical is always a wonderful combination. When I get through with rivergirl’s tool box I may make me one of those grease boxes so that I can be a member of the grease box club too. Not just that but to also to feel the joy of the planes sliding across the wood better. They will be much happier and so will I. I never knew what a grease box was before coming here. I am self taught so nobody showed me these wonderful things. I may just make one for her to go with her tool box. Yes, we will all have rivergirl using planes before it is over with. Take care of yourself, Mads, and thanks for the wonderful post.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 06:15 PM

impressive Mads
and I´m under way with mine :-) and I do have felt the pressure since the meating

nice markingknife ;-)
take care
Dennis

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 06:41 PM

So what did you do with the REAL Mafe?

The real Mafe would have included his trademark pipe in one or more of the pictures….(GRIN)

All kidding aside, as usual wonderful work & a new high mark for me to reach for.

-Dave
(Jumping up and down, arms flailing in the air underneath Mafe’s high mark.)

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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mafe

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 07:02 PM

Dave you make me laugh in the moddle of the stress you are under – the truth is I did not smoke while makingh it… Big mistake!
Dennis, no stress but if you wait too long the grease might dry out! Now I’m really on the high branch, since mine are done, but remember high to fly, deep to fall…
The marking knife was a gift from a fellow LJ, and you can’t imagine how I’m happy for this, both the knife as a tool, but even more for the kindness, so this is now my favorite tools, the marking knife, planes and my own grease box .
Helluvawreck, yes that would be the day, where we see Rivergirl with a handplane, so I think that could be a wonderful idea. And yes, make one for you also, we cant wait to see you as member of the GBOC.
Thank you Don.
Yes thank you to all of you for your kind comments, I love to get these words, they make me smile,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 11-07-2010 07:22 PM

I send some of my planes with the tool box so I know she will have planes. rivergirl will learn how to use all kinds of tools. Hey, Mads, you know how stubborn she is. She says she wants to learn how to use hand tools – if she says it I believe she will do it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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mafe

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#10 posted 11-07-2010 07:26 PM

Yes i have no doubt in this! This woman are a river of good and strong will.
Smiles,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#11 posted 11-07-2010 08:27 PM

Hey brother Mads, that copper/brass inlay is NICE! Next up some silver perhaps,just to make sure you remain the president! ;^)

Regarding my round inlays, it is actually the easiest. (I have my secrets….but willing to share…)

Thanks for the credits and the feature. Sorry I am so quiet, my computer time is being taken up by lots of Sketchup work. Busy times and I must make hay while the sun shines….

Excited to hear all the talk about turning Rivergirl into a galoot!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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mafe

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 09:58 PM

Hi brother,
So nice to see you here, starting to miss you arround!
Yes you have to learn me the little trick. I can think of two ways. A pice of paper, a line, three pints, mark them on the box and the inlay. Use a forster bit to cut the three holes in the box side by side a little less low than the thickness of the inlay. Mark up the three circles on the inlay. Cut with a circle cutter knife the diameter of the holes, but just till where they meet (or a jeweler saw if metal). Is that a good or a really bad guess?
I was guessing you were working hard, or the girls had taken over the computer.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 10:28 PM

Thanks for this post, it almost feels like I am personally there…...

Be good, Pabull.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#14 posted 11-07-2010 10:44 PM

wawawiwa!! looks good mads! :D
beautiful design as always!
considering the speed with which you pump out projects, and the time it took you to make this beautiful inlay, then i have an excuse not to have my own done yet, heheh. taking into account that i also have to make a greasebox, :P
no, that’s not a valid excuse, lol. i dont have one, it should have been finished a long time ago. i guess other priorities have taken over. the little bit of spare time i have is spent on far less productive things unfortunately.
i will make you proud though when i get around to it, i promise :)

-- -- It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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mafe

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#15 posted 11-07-2010 10:53 PM

My dear friend Pabull,
You are personally here, right here in my heart, I enjoyed so much to use the knife today.
It has a perfect size a little like to smoke a good cigar.
I used it for cutting the flower into the box also.
Thank you a million,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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