My first inlay

A sign for the wall (or door or something) of my baby niece. (Who we can’t go visit right now…)

Made with :proofgrade: maple plywood and walnut veneer. Standard SD engrave settings on the plywood for where the inlay goes, plus a score around the outline, which makes a pretty close fit for the veneer to fit in without precise kerf adjusting.

There’s a tiny bit of extra space around the inlay, and it’s not quite flush (veneer is recessed a bit). But trying to get those thin little sticky letters in without breaking them is hard enough without it being a tight fit, and her parents love it anyway, so I’ll call it a win.

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Beautiful, and amazing for your first attempt!

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Beautiful delicate look. I am sure that no one else will see the things that you see as flaws. The next one will be even nicer I bet!

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I am sure she will love it when she is old enough to know who made it for her. The wood contrast is lovely.

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Yes you did a great job.

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That’s a thoughtful gift! Hopefully you’ll be able to give it to her soon.

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They’re on the other side of the country, and UPS still works. :smile: Mom and Dad loved it, hopefully she will when she’s old enough to recognize it as something other than teething material.

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It’s a total win! The sign looks great! I really like the font you selected too.

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I love the font also, nice job!

Very nice work!