Hummingbirds and dragonfly inlay in solid walnut on vintage sewing machine base

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Project by WoodWarper posted 11-25-2018 03:10 PM 2741 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first v-carve inlay project that I have attempted with my CNC router. I made the mistake of trying to glue in all of the pieces of inlay in the hummingbird wings at the same time because I was in a hurry… One side went fine, the other side… train wreck. On one of the wings, only two of the seven inlay pieces seated all the way.
My heart sank. After thinking about the options of filling, or trying to recarve and re do the inlays, I decided to go for it and try to recarve as it was a gift for my wife and I wanted it to be right. This is probably not a big deal for guys or gals that do this kind of work all the time, but I had a high degree of anxiety about it actually working.
Well, I got lucky, and it turned out pretty good for a guy with my low standards. :-)

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#1 posted 11-25-2018 03:22 PM

Well Nice recovery!! It turned out nicely. Happy wife Happy Life as the saying goes

-- ~ Guy Woodward, Pflugerville Texas

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#2 posted 11-25-2018 04:54 PM

woodworking or any craft is not perfection. It’s how you fix your mistakes. Craftsman are always fixing .. get used to it. Nice work… even if it is CNC .. Sorry, I’m more manual based, but I still appreciate what you did.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 11-26-2018 08:45 PM

Incredible looking inlay…those birds are so beautiful.Awesome upgrading of that sewing maschine table.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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