Thanks for the tip!
FYI: I have gotten gaps before. Try mixing your brass dust with CA glue and filling the gap with that.
I used a Japanese dovetail saw to cut my 45s I would then set the piece in the groove and mark the exact angle I needed with a chisel by lightly scoring the brass. Since I was mitering curves together it was never actually exactly 45. I then brought the piece to the Ridgid belt sander and sanded to my scored line.
It worked very well. I used eight pieces of brass. Four long lengths on the sides and four corners. There’s a hairline gap in one corner but that’s it.
Bending the material for the corners proved much more difficult than mitering them!
Most impressive! I have inlaid brass into Walnut before in my picture frames. I am curious how you cut your brass to where they fit with the next piece. I usually use 4 pieces and get my 45 degree corner angles on my bench sander with the table set to 45. I sneak up on the brass to get a "close to" perfect fit. I tried cutting it on the table saw but ruined a blade doing this even though the brass is soft and "experts" told me I should be able to use that method so I stopped doing that.
Thanks for the kind words, Michael!
Amazing work! First the butler's desk and now this. You're making us all look bad! Also, great photography on this one - looks professionally done.
Thanks. it was a lot of fun to make. The tray is walnut.
Very nice might have to try this one myself! Is that pencil tray Teak?
Thanks for the kind words, Sean. And, as always, thanks for providing the outlet to show our work!
You did a fantastic job, Kevin. All of the fine details, on top of the design/grain selection/joinery makes this a special project. Thanks for sharing.
It was a limited run that sold out instantly. I had to buy this one on eBay at a premium.
Fantastic piece! You knocked this one out of the park.
This is a beautiful piece. Love all the details. Fantastic work.
Beautiful table. Congrats on the win. Well-deserved!
Looks great and the banding looks so sharp!
Hi. It’s from a Fine Woodworking article. here’s the link though you need a subscription for full access:
Hey Kevin,Do you have the plans or designs rather for your shooting 45 deg miter plane jig? I think that is really great. I only saw 1 picture however. Thanks!@Kevin0611 said:Thanks! And thanks for making a website that's a million time easier to use on mobile than Imgur!@Sean said:Great looking box, man!
Do you have the plans or designs rather for your shooting 45 deg miter plane jig? I think that is really great. I only saw 1 picture however.
Thanks! And thanks for making a website that's a million time easier to use on mobile than Imgur!@Sean said:Great looking box, man!
Thanks! And thanks for making a website that's a million time easier to use on mobile than Imgur!
Great looking box, man!