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    1st Inlay

    This is my first real attempt at inlay. The pattern is one I sketched myself. You may be seeing this in a finished project if all goes well! The wood is purpleheart and poplar in maple.


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    Looking good for a first test run. How did you cut the substrate? Router? Chisels? How about the inlay itself?
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    Hi Vaughn,

    I cut the inlay and substrate at the same time with a scroll saw. Took a couple tries to get the angle right!

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    Hi Ed,
    That is an exciting side step from the cabinet work you just finished. Your inlays are really nice and the design is a good one too, keep designing things!. I like the color mix of the purpleheart and the poplar, but find the maple a bit too orange.
    If you are cutting the three woods together did you end up with three complete pictures?
    Good go Ed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Schaubhut View Post
    Hi Ed,
    That is an exciting side step from the cabinet work you just finished. Your inlays are really nice and the design is a good one too, keep designing things!. I like the color mix of the purpleheart and the poplar, but find the maple a bit too orange.
    If you are cutting the three woods together did you end up with three complete pictures?
    Good go Ed
    Shaz
    Hey Shaz! This is a very small scale inlay. I'll reveal the product soon (hopefully this afternoon!). This is something I've wanted to try and I should be able to incorporate it in a lot of future projects on a larger scale. The maple isn't quite that orange, I took the picture last night and lightened the pic.

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    hi ed

    nice job on the inlay !! cant wait to see the finished product

    i keep saying one of these days i will try that . today i am just starting to play with my new D4R (no pics yet) i wanted to have a sample to show first
    what are you building today ??

    GRIZZLY

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    Glad you like it! I just posted the finished product here.

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    Nice work Ed....You've come a long way in a short time.

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    That's cool Ed, another thing I want to add to my wantado list Looking forward to more!

    Corey

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    Thanks John/Corey,

    If you are interested in seeing what it went into and the scale of the inlay, check out this thread.

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