A few things went wrong with this when I was trying to work the base. There are a couple of good knots in the base that did a little catch thing and shot it across the bench. The rim and inlay was re-worked and then the bottom. Only one coat of Wipe-on Poly so far.
The actual inlay process isn't that bad. Did a recess 1/4" below the rim for whatever reason. Silver maple 8x2.5. Hope it passes and thanks.