Tile Display Board

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Project by gdaveg posted 04-03-2021 02:44 AM 732 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had recently made 4 ceramic clay tiles with a southwestern motif and wanted me to make her a board to mount them on. She just wanted a flat board to glue the tiles to.

Had some 6/4 walnut left over from the end table that is shown on my latest blog. This presented an opportunity to use the new milling machine. Used a spiral router bit but from the top side of the work piece. The thick walnut was perfect to inlay the tile into.

This piece also had a great grain pattern plus had one side that was left as a live edge.

We both participated in the finishing process. Used two coats of Deft Brush on lacquer (wiped on and wiped off) plus about 4 coats of spray Deft Satin lacquer.

Dave, Vancouver, WA & Oro Valley, AZ

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#1 posted 04-03-2021 02:58 AM

It’s the little things that count…Nice little, shared project…Very cool…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#2 posted 04-03-2021 05:19 AM

Mtn Wild,

Thanks for the comment. It was fun having her experience wood finishing / working. We went to the shop in the evenings and did the finishing thing. Sand, spray, sand…....

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 04-05-2021 02:21 AM

Nice display board and very nice work on the tiles!!

Cheers, Jim

We are in Casa Grande in the winter!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-05-2021 01:41 PM


Thanks for the comment. It was a fun build and I got to get familiar with the milling machine.

Yes, lots of folks from cold winter areas of the US come to Arizona for the winter, Maine, Wisconsin, Michigan, Washington…....


-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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