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This is a set of walnut coasters with brass pieces inlaid to show constellations, made for a wedding present. Can you name them all? :)

This took me some trial and error to get the inlays flush without ruining the walnut. In the end, I glued small sections of brass into place, then brought the surface flat using a router and an end mill bit.

Thanks for looking!

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Thas some very skilful an also knowledgeable work there Kernal
Can I name them all? even after studying and using celestial navigation at sea no I cannot.
 

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I really like this idea.
A1 Big Dipper
C1 Little Dipper
C2 Orion

That's all I got ;)
 

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Very good idea and good execution. Nice contrast between the night sky and the stars. I would have probably just cut cut squares of ebony and called it a black hole or a total eclipse! Are these for an astronomist?I got even less than swirt. I only recognized the Big and Little Dippers.
 

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Very classy and elegant. If only it could light.
 

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A guess here (top to bottom, left to right):

Ursa Major
The Swan
Ursa Minor
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Cassiopeia
Orion
 

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nice coaster set. unfortunately I am a woodworker, not an astronomer so not even going to guess on the names here.
 

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Clever idea for a gift.
What methods did you try before settling on using a router and end mill bit? I assume you tried belt sanding…but what happened? Would aluminum rods be more amenable to belt sanding?
 

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Those are different!
With the subject matter being constellations you should never run out of similar projects.
Nice work Kernal!
 

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Thanks for all the comments!

Nice work splinter-the last one is Canis Major.

I didn't try a belt sander because I was worried that the harder brass pips would end up slightly raised. Also, I don't have one :).
 
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