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Veneer inlay work #5: sras Flooring Tribute

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-17-2019 04:23 AM 797 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Its kinda a wood project but I wasn’t sure so it ended up here.
Its effectively a project tribute to sras

He posted a couple of blogs and a project detailing how he did some flooring art work in his home.

I always admired this type of work and had always wanted to add some french knots to our flooring as a feature but was reluctant due to botching it.

So today I set to in earnest and replicated some of sras’s fine work.

As advised by him to practice on some scrap first
Very good advice so I did.

First up I made some templates from his dimensions.

then set to work making templates or jigs.

I made three as if history repeats itself I usually manage to nick one doing the job.

next i found a off cut of pine blockboard and some Rosewood which was earmarked for council holiday somewhere.

I laid out what I wanted to do and set to work using my trimmer and a template following bit

Had a couple of overshoot spots, that’s not good!

Tidied up everything up with a chisel and profiled the ends to 45 Deg

Began fitting in the rosewood inserts about 13mm x 4 mm.

got everything finished.

sanded everything and finished with 80g

A few slight defects showing.

Nothing a hit of wood filler wont fix.

Not up to the standard of sras’s work and definitely not the 45 deg ones but there is a skill to learn here.

what is was supposed to look like.

Oh well room for improvement!

-- Regards Rob



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Mark Wilson

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#1 posted 11-17-2019 08:49 AM

Good luck with that, Rob. Can’t be easy. Suggestion: Stop the router right at the line and use a corner punch chisel.

I have this daydream about floors, myownbadself. It goes like this: Hyper-realistic marquetry in a floor in the form of a dog napping. Hyper-realistic means such that people will feel the need to walk around it. Perhaps, if I’m blessed with a whole new lifetime in which to master that craft…

Like this kind of stuff, only in marquetry.

https://weburbanist.com/2015/08/31/chalk-it-up-to-illusion-hyperrealistic-3d-sidewalk-murals/

-- Mark

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robscastle

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#2 posted 11-17-2019 10:53 AM

Hi Mark and thanks,

Picture no7 Yellow box is the corner chisel, found it more difficult to use than the conventional chisel!

you may appreciate

https://www.czarfloors.com

certainly a definite day dream site.

-- Regards Rob

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 11-17-2019 12:12 PM

Looks like a good learning experience, Rob! I always find that the more mistakes I make on my prototype, the more I’ve learned, and the better I avoid (at least those) mistakes on the final version.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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LittleBlackDuck

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#4 posted 11-17-2019 01:35 PM

Hey rc. do you have a shotgun license?

To shoot any mongrel that dares to lay foot on this piece of art,

tis too bloody good to be walked all over!


Had a couple of overshoot spots, that s not good!

- robscastle

And as for any blemishes… blame it on slow moving ants that can’t manuver ripple soles.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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sras

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#5 posted 11-17-2019 07:50 PM

Wow Rob! I’m flattered!

Looks like you’re off to a good start! And you’re right – filler will hide a lot :)

The corner chisel is a good suggestion (if you have one). I think I used one to help mark out the trim cuts.

Were you planning on leaving a gap between the outside stripe and the box? Just curious…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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robscastle

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#6 posted 11-17-2019 09:05 PM

Dave, I agree another run on the opposite corner and I should show some improvement

LBD, No shot gun license I did however expend a a bit of ammo at Anthm27’s farm and surprised myself with how devitating a 410 solid shot is.
I remember my mom having one of these firearms on our farm and Dad referring to it as a “ladies shotgun”.

Steve, “Mind the Gap” comes to mind… Yep I goofed big time, I will have to do a mod on the templates today and do another run to see of I can replicate the exact pattern. I re examined the original design you have and realised that its not symmetrical at each end and one end is actually 90 deg not 45 deg!
With that error in the design of the templates it contributed to me over shooting the outside stripe length and entering the box.

After realising the error I went and checked your template image again.

It shouldn’t be too hard to correct it (just blank out some sections) and do a second correct run in the opposite corner.
This time hopefully producing the correct result.
I will also persevere with my corner chisel and try again, mind you pine is easy to work with and like wise is easy to produce unwanted chip out areas.

BTW I am not getting sore knees!! as you can see the practice timber is sitting on top of a table and I am clamping the template down to work on it, standby for run No 2.

-- Regards Rob

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sras

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#7 posted 11-17-2019 10:42 PM

Rob,

That’s what practice pieces are for :)

I ended up gluing shims of cardboard in the template slots to get the lengths and gaps dialed in.

I also made several light passes with the router to limit chip-out.

Good luck with round 2!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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pottz

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#8 posted 11-18-2019 03:52 AM


Dave, I agree another run on the opposite corner and I should show some improvement

LBD, No shot gun license I did however expend a a bit of ammo at Anthm27 s farm and surprised myself with how devitating a 410 solid shot is.
I remember my mom having one of these firearms on our farm and Dad referring to it as a “ladies shotgun”.

Steve, “Mind the Gap” comes to mind… Yep I goofed big time, I will have to do a mod on the templates today and do another run to see of I can replicate the exact pattern. I re examined the original design you have and realised that its not symmetrical at each end and one end is actually 90 deg not 45 deg!
With that error in the design of the templates it contributed to me over shooting the outside stripe length and entering the box.

After realising the error I went and checked your template image again.

It shouldn t be too hard to correct it (just blank out some sections) and do a second correct run in the opposite corner.
This time hopefully producing the correct result.
I will also persevere with my corner chisel and try again, mind you pine is easy to work with and like wise is easy to produce unwanted chip out areas.

BTW I am not getting sore knees!! as you can see the practice timber is sitting on top of a table and I am clamping the template down to work on it, standby for run No 2.

- robscastle


410 hell we those here in the city,barely over a bb gun-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#9 posted 11-18-2019 09:02 AM

Just in case you noticed

how devitating a 410 solid shot is.
should read
how devastating a 410 solid shot is.

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 11-18-2019 09:32 AM

how devitating a 410 solid shot is.
- robscastle

Not as deviant as a randy LBD… one ganders at the conscept!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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