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12-17-2014 04:43 PM
TwoSkies57 The block pattern that Dick wants to do, is not terribly difficult. And if you do it with just veneers, you can come up with some amazing looking skins.

I have yet to give this one a try, but its one of my favorites..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymFVLWR-um4
12-17-2014 02:34 PM
ThomL The image of the table top you posted looks fantastic. The shop in the background looks much like the one on You Tube from MTMWOOD. He has posted several videos of different cutting boards he has made, my favorite is #3. They all involve multiple cuts and glue ups but the process is great to watch. I would love to try one but I'm sure I would make a mess of it with my skills. Thanks for the post.

Tom
12-17-2014 01:17 PM
luxlarry I too am contemplating an end grain (white oak) project, using 1/8" and 1/4" inserts into a frame, and am concerned about wood movement, would appreciate comments to this point.
Appreciate comments.
12-17-2014 11:35 AM
Herb Stoops My eyeballs were turned one up and one down at first glance. After watching the video, they righted themselves.
That looks like it is right down my wheelhouse, hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Go for it,make the table and post some pictures.

Herb
12-17-2014 09:42 AM
chessnut2
re: inlay video

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Originally Posted by Gaffboat View Post
A nice video, Bill, thanks for posting it. The design is such an interesting optical illusion as it constantly fools the eye even when you are watching the pieces being glued in place.
I agree. I was sitting here with my first cup of coffee wondering if I was really seeing what I thought I was.
12-17-2014 09:28 AM
Gaffboat A nice video, Bill, thanks for posting it. The design is such an interesting optical illusion as it constantly fools the eye even when you are watching the pieces being glued in place.
12-17-2014 07:10 AM
Bushwhacker
Cascading wood tiles

A great video Bill, thanks, This will go into my " might do one day file". That is great.
Thanks
12-17-2014 12:01 AM
dick in ia Bill,
Thanks for the video.
If I follow through on the request as "requested", I will likely glue up a full thick section, then cut into app. 1/4" thickness for inlay. This would be used as an accent inlay within the top at one or more locations. I am considering both face grain and end grain orientation. Which do you think would work the best for this type of application? Thinking of strength, how thick of an inlay would you consider?
I will see my daughter this weekend and I am sure that the table will come up in conversation. When I have a better feel for the desires, and after we have visited a few furniture stores for ideas I may have a better feel for the project. Anticipated start time is in Jan. if I can get my ducks in a row.
12-16-2014 08:56 PM
Stick486 thanks for the video Bill...
12-16-2014 07:50 PM
TwoSkies57 Dick, you looking to do the pattern in solid wood, or as an inlay? How big?
The pattern itself is not difficult. 60 degree cuts pretty much sums it up.
Wood choice is important in so much as they for the "blocks" to look real, they need to
look like one piece. I've used a single wood then lightly stained 2 out of the 3
pieces that make up each block. 1 natural, 1 lightly stained, 1 with just a little darker
stain. Naturals look good also, cherry, maple, walnut, ash etc. You want woods with a similar grain pattern for the look to be more consistent. Not a huge requirement, but it lends itself nicely to a project. With veneers, I've just used a X-acto knife to cut the pieces. If your thinking of a solid piece, a good deal more work, but worth the effort as well.

start here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K32LHZcoIIE
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