There's a way to kill any profit! Lol
You know how much that would weigh?
Plus if you ended up with the slightest bubble or defect in the resin you get to start from scratch. Yikes.
Bought the 1/2 oak plywood base (it gets completely covered up, and the birch plywood and mahogany strips for the lable. I just need the oak 1 by's and the drawer slides.
this is gonna be wicked!! I take there will be some Meatloaf and pink floyd in the mix???
And so it begins!
How I optomize my cuts
Starting to put the pockets for the mahogany stripes on the birch lable. It's 34.25" wide/long so I have to do it in 2 stages. I drilled 3 alignment holes in the center of the first pocket to help during the shift down. I'll also start with telling it the bit is slightly larger to be able to fine tune it to match up.
Cutting the other side of the pockets Shifting the entire piece down went very well. The alignment holes work perfectly. I also started cutting the red mahogany to be the stripes. Since this is going to be under plexiglass and it doesn't have to be perfectly smooth I might just leave the strips slightly raised on the top instead of sending them down.
Looking good !
did you have to sand down the lip from surfacing your spoil board? Looks great so far
No. I use it as a square guide. I take a chisel to the corners to square them. To do the pass through I just put the material up on some MDF.
got it, was wondering. I keep a sheet of 1/8" MDF just for this reason
For the most part, I only cut on a sacrificial underlayment.
Got a little bit farther in the 20 minutes I had tonight.
I can't hear it yet, maybe some inspirational Air Supply in the back ground??? How old are you???Keep the updates coming, many of us are interested.
Of course after I cut the pockets for this I think of an easier way to do it... next one I'm just having a. 25" base and make the birch strips too and just glue the birch next to the mahogany stripes. No need to pocket and inlay. Plus they are the same height so it would look flush.
It doesn't look like much butt I'm starting the V groove for the v carve inlay. The inlay will be Walnut.
Wow, how do you plan to cut the walnut inlay to fit the v shaped groove? Are you actually going to model it as a 3D shape?