I made this for my mom’s birthday (shhhh!) later this week – now I just have to figure out how to get it to her, with everything pretty much on lockdown.
It’s made from PG plywoods (cherry and walnut) and finished with tung oil.
The inlay design is from a quilting pattern that caught my eye. Adjusting it for kerf sprained my brain a little!
It’s really a wonderful piece!! I’m gonna have trouble keeping this a secret.
Such stunning work! such tiny fingers and perfect as well as stunning graphic.
Very pretty! I’m sure she’ll love it!
This is superb! If it’s even possible, you are just getting better and better.
Wow! She will love it!!! It’s gorgeous is the two woods, and the inlay is amazing!
Nice detail! Kerf is always a brain strainer! Well done!
Oh, gorgeous! Would have liked to be hovering over your shoulder while you figured out the kerf—I could really use a step by step tutorial.
Wondering about the tung oil (heh heh, autocorrect initially changed it to tuna oil) finish: did you sand the surface of your Proofgrade? Because I wouldn’t think you could get the oil to penetrate otherwise.
How cool! I tried and tried to do something similar, but just never could figure out the kerf, so I gave up. Yours looks great!
Oh that’s so pretty… She’ll love it!
Love it! I aspire! I have tons of those quilting things saved just waiting for me to get my chit together and get to work!
That turned out to be gorgeous. Good for you figuring out the kerf!
No, it soaks right in. I mostly did it because the walnut is just never “finished” enough for me. I found the tung oil in my dad’s stuff and decided to give it a try, and it adds just the right amount of shine.
As for a tutorial, man, I’m not sure I could even recreate it. If I can, I’ll write it up. For a while, though, I was really convinced I was just wasting several hours creating a tangled mess of nodes.
Did you invert cut one of the materials for a tight fit?
I did. The walnut was inverted and inserted into the cherry.
That is GORGEOUS!!! I love the small finger joints!
That is beautiful. She will love it.
Wow, that’s another level of box!
Well done! In love with it!
I guess she’s going to have to be satisfied with photos of it for a while…her birthday is Thursday, and I don’t foresee things getting any better by then!