LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.

Comments

·
Registered
Joined
·
196 Posts
Sure do admire your Ross there Bryan, That look good,
Some time back there I spent quite a little bit of time trying to conquer inserting one of these. Went threw several pieces of veneered ply, trying,,, Finial backed up and gave up. I thing I would like to look over the shoulder of some like you, watching you do a couple, before I would feel my blood press rising, in trying it again on my own.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,027 Posts
Great job,
Drawing one of these is hard, etching one into copper for enameling is even harder. Can't imagine the work it takes to assemble one out of wood and inlay the pieces into another piece of wood. Your proportions and angles are all perfect.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
I made a jig for my table saw first ..now i can reproduce from 4 inches to 2 1/2 feet , making another jig for bandsaw so i can make one 2 1/2 "- 4". thanks for looking.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,293 Posts
Bryan, fantastic job. I'd love to see the jig and any other build info you'd care to share. Thanks Pat
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,216 Posts
Bryan,
I was able to cut the compass sections with a jig before, but cutting the background became a disaster. What did you use to cut the birdseye background for inlay?

Steve.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
46 Posts
I used a mechanical pencil with a 0.05 lead to trace pattern out on surface. Then a box cutter and a steel straight edge to cut outline of it all (relief cuts), then routed the shape out with plunge router as close as I could get to the line. Then a chisel to clean it up as well as an old router plane. I think i have some pic's while i was doing it , ill look.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,216 Posts
Bryan,
I can follow that and did something close. Just hoped you had a less intense way to do it.
Steve.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,883 Posts
You did a great job on this, I like the fact that it is out of solid wood and not veneer.
 
Top