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This is something I have been thinking about for sometime,
taking bits of scrap wood and insetting them using epoxy. I think it has potential in other projects, the medallion for one of my boxes is next on the list.

I used a 1.5" Forstener bit to bore a recess about 1/2" deep and filled the cups part way with clear epoxy and added small random bits of cast off wood. I let it dry overnight and ran it through the planer, taking many small passes. A good progressive sanding and a coat of mineral oil and its done.

The body is maple and the stripes are walnut. The cork is spalted maple. The bits are maple, wenge, purpleheart, paduak, cherry, bloodwood, walnut and mahogany.
Give this a try.
Andy

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BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOD JOB!!!!!!!
 

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I like the idea of the epoxy port holes.
You're right, this has potential for many other projects to give it that 'wow' factor.
It's got my wheels turning.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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This is one "CLASSY" cheese board Andy….. another beautiful and unique creation!
 

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Neat idea. Does light shine through the epoxy?
 

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Thanks!
@Barb- Not on this one, but I am going to give it a try on another wine bottle board. Stay tuned.
 

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Creative ingenuity my friend…and the board looks grand…BC
 

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Good idea Andy.
You do have a way with design.
 

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It reminds me of your "candy". Another one of a kind piece that shows your exceptional creativity. Great job!
 

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Late to the party of admiring fans! When you say "Idea" do you have a visual ? Another LJ is using epoxy as a durable finish on softwood that gets heavy use, but didn't like the epoxy as it had changed? Do you have a favorite brand?

Did you set the epoxy level below the plane blades? :)

Nice balance of light and dark. i know every project may not be a winner in your eyes. I'm guessing this one is?

Oh yeah, I like it!
 

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Thanks guys and gals.

@Doc- I like this too. No, the epoxy just filled the cups and runneth over, but it milled as smooth as the maple. No favorite brand, but i am using MAS brand at present.
 

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That is nice

I thought it was Tigers Eye stones at first

I can see you having great fun with this

Glad you let the inner child come out

jamie
 

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In response to Doc's point, I once used epoxy as a finish on a mahogany mail box. It broke down in the UV and looked pretty awful. Fortunately that was an experiment, but not one that i would repeat. That said, I've used epoxy (West System) to create knots in furniture and then finished it with poly with no adverse effects. Food for thought…..
 

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Thanks for the insite Cathy. I will update if I see issues later on.
 

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Questions? Did poly have uv protection? If not outside in direct sun, and in the home, would there be a difference in treating it?
 

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Oh yeah, one more? :)
What kind of a planer are you running it through?
 

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@doc-I am using a DeWalt 3 blade set at 96 cuts per min.
 

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Great idea Andy. I must try this one.
 

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Really a COOL board, Andy!

NICE!
 
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