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  • #57557

    Josh
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    The start of a few projects

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    #57559

    Josh
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    A quick iris for my daughter’s 4-H photography demonstration

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    #57563

    Josh
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    Cutting boards are always popular

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    #57565

    Neil
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    That cutting board is a thing of beauty!! Nice work man!! I have always wanted to attempt an inlay, you have inspired me! What size of a bit have you used?

     

    Neil

    #57569

    Josh
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    1/32 to cut the outline, 1/16 to get into the tight areas and 3/8 to clean out the rest.

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    #57603

    Bill
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    Dang, my wife is Montanan…

    #57606

    Josh
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    I’m sure that she is bummed that she missed this winter.  If she comes up by the weekend she can still enjoy it!

    #57636

    Ryan
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    Those are some nice projects! I have to figure out what the heck is wrong with the gallery (extra slow loading) so I can add these. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

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    #58251

    Cap
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    Well done on the inlay, very impressed.

    When able please add a couple details on how you did it.  Probably something as easy as a part/hole combo but wanted to check.  I want to do an inlay and yours appears to fit very snugly – good work.

    Have a good one

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    #58260

    Josh
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    The walnut was cut as a part outside the line with 1/32 bit .4 mm per pass at 10mm/s 7mm deep on a 8mm board.  Instead of holding tabs I left 1mm on the back and used a planer to get the holding material so I could see light through it then trimmed it out.  The maple was a hole cut with 1/32 bit inside the line then a 1/16 bit at 12mm/s  ran an offset line inside then stepped up to 1/8 at 24mm/s.  The fit was so tight I couldn’t dry fit it and had to use a board to press it in so I didn’t break anything.

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    #58277

    David Walling
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    Well done on the inlay, very impressed.

    When able please add a couple details on how you did it. Probably something as easy as a part/hole combo but wanted to check. I want to do an inlay and yours appears to fit very snugly – good work.

    Have a good one

    I watched a youtube video where the guy used a V bit to do the inlay. The pocket was cut with a straight bit, and then he ran a v-bit around the perimeter. The inlay was cut upside down with the v-bit with a really small offset so it was slightly bigger than the pocket. The inlay was thicker than the depth of the hole it was going into so it stood proud after being glued in. Then he ran the final piece through a planar to smooth the top.

    I haven’t tried this myself. My list of projects is greater than my time in shop right now.

    #58583

    mulze32
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    The walnut was cut as a part outside the line with 1/32 bit .4 mm per pass at 10mm/s 7mm deep on a 8mm board. Instead of holding tabs I left 1mm on the back and used a planer to get the holding material so I could see light through it then trimmed it out. The maple was a hole cut with 1/32 bit inside the line then a 1/16 bit at 12mm/s ran an offset line inside then stepped up to 1/8 at 24mm/s. The fit was so tight I couldn’t dry fit it and had to use a board to press it in so I didn’t break anything.

    For the maple did you take several strips, glue them together and then mill the shape of the state?

    #58672

    Josh
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    “For the maple did you take several strips, glue them together and then mill the shape of the state?”

    #59543

    Josh
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    A cutting board for a friend with his cattle brand inlaid.

    #59547

    Jeffeb3
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    A cutting board for a friend with his cattle brand inlaid.

    Tin roof ranch? Just guessing.

    #59563

    Ryan
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    Wow that looks perfect, high five for that one!

    #59635

    Bill
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    Let me guess, his ranch is in Montana? 🙂

    #59685

    Josh
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    Some days it’s just expensive fire wood.

    #59692

    Geoffrey
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    Hey Josh!

    Where in Montana are you?

    The law firm I work for is based in Billings but we’ve infested the whole state and a few neighboring states like ND where I am and as far south as Cheyenne.  A smaller MT with ND and WY included with stars for our locations would probably sell to our attorneys.

    #59693

    Josh
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    I’m in Havre it’s central but about 40 miles from the Canadian border.  I have thought about some promotional stuff but between pain and my two year old I’m not nearly as productive as I would like to be.  My next project is probably a filet board with a local lake inlaid.

    #59694

    Geoffrey
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    I see, I haven’t made it that far inland up North.  I’ve been to Plentywood when I was doing POS repair.

     

    This firm likes to spend money, so if you were making a neat product that the lawyers like, they’d probably compensate you handsomely.  Did you hear of the Robert Back case at all?

    #59695

    Josh
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    I spent some time in Plentywood with the Telco working on fiber to the home.  Not familiar with the Robert Beck case.  What cities and dimensions?  Brass or copper inlay would be cool, it just doesn’t work well on cutting boards.

    #59696

    Josh
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    I just looked it up and do remember seeing it in the news.  I played sports from second grade through the Marine Corps and am rapidly turning against them.  Our school system just bought two new diesel pushers for the sports teams but can’t afford school field trips anymore.  At the end of the day the only thing most people remember is the arthritis and joint damage.

    #59706

    Geoffrey
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    Well, Robert Back’s parents sued the healthcare system, saying the trainer cleared him to play… it’s a crazy sad story, but my firm defended the healthcare system.

    Anyway, we’re in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula, Montana; Bismarck and Williston, North Dakota; and Casper, Cheyenne, and Sheridan, Wyoming.

     I’m liking this idea more and more… I may have to make it my first “real” project.
    #64659

    Josh
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    This project has been a lesson in keeping my mouth shut! Outside dimensions are 9’x9′.  It is a legacy wall for our new 4H Chuckwagon building.  196 tiles are being sold for $1000 each.  I volunteered to cut the tiles and somehow wound up with the whole project.

    #64662

    Josh
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    The toughest cut

    #64671

    Ryan
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    Oh man, 196 tiles…That is a project. Looks amazing so far.

    #64673

    Jeffeb3
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    Man, $84k so far for 84 tiles (so far). I need one of those in my shop. Do you have the phone numbers of those businesses handy?

    #64691

    Josh
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    Its probably closer to $250k there is one on there for $100k and a couple for $25k there are probably only a dozen or two that only donated $1,000.  They wont say how much is actually invested in the building but im sure it is close to $700,000(the kitchen was over $100k itself)

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    #80388

    Josh
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    Maple and purple heart

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