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I needed something to try out my new homemade inlay cutter, so I made another cheese slicer. It kind of has a Southwestern flair.

I had a little trouble with the darker wood chipping out. The glue seams on it are a little rougher than I want, but really not bad. The seams on the Spanish cedar and maple are perfect.

Included is a view from the side showing the 1/8" thickness of the inlay. The pieces are glued in a 3/4" dado that I cut on the router table. The base is cherry and is finished with oil and wax.

There are directions and sources for the slicer itself here.

Steve

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neat slicer with a cool design.
 

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That is a cool tool and the inlays add a lot if interest. I may have to try this too. I don't know if I have a crosscut saw that will slice 1/16" strips - guess I will find out. Thanks for the cheese slicer project too. They were a fun, quick, easy and everyone loved them.
 

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I used a Freud 80 tooth 2 Degree hook blade. They call it their ultimate plywood blade. Having a blade like this is really nice. You just reserve it for plywood and precision crosscutting (and even MDF). It will last a very long time. I was able to slice off 1/32" slices with it too, but these are too thin to use. I used a simple miter gauge with a backer board screwed to it and a stop block held in place with a C-clamp. Nothing fancy schamcy about it.

C-clamps are under-rated. They exert a lot of pressure, and easy to control, and are cheap. I see why machinists use them all the time.

Steve
 

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Steve. A great looking inlay. nice job

Now we have to become a antist to do work. Painting with colored woods.
 

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Steve,

Really beautiful inlay. I've been interested in them since I saw the Woodwhisperer demonstrate a design he did. Yours is so beautiful, I love the curves to it. Great work!
 
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