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by laflippin
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: New Zank Inlay 9x15 oval serving tray
Replies: 9
Views: 426

Re: New Zank Inlay 9x15 oval serving tray

Thank you for all of the kind words. All praise to Paul Zank.
by laflippin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: New Zank Inlay 9x15 oval serving tray
Replies: 9
Views: 426

New Zank Inlay 9x15 oval serving tray

The bird is walnut and padauk and the fronds are walnut and cherry inlaid into the red oak tray.
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by laflippin
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank Inlay serving tray
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Zank Inlay serving tray

Hey Scott, Definitely want to wait until the wheel stops turning before you rest that bad boy on your knee.
by laflippin
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank Inlay serving tray
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Re: Zank Inlay serving tray

In my experience, the angle grinder is much easier to control than a stand-alone router for waste-backing removal. Problem w/ the hand-held router is, you cannot easily see the exact place on the surface that you are working on and that's potential for disaster. I've also used the cnc router for was...
by laflippin
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank Inlay serving tray
Replies: 5
Views: 396

Zank Inlay serving tray

Sake tray with coasters.JPG Thought I'd share a recent Zank Inlay project, walnut inlaid into red oak, partly to reopen the subject of waste-backing removal from Zank projects. As Zank vets will know, there have been several methods put forward over the years for the crucial waste-backing removal s...
by laflippin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: VCarve - Gallery
Topic: Zank inlay LincolnProject Plaque
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Zank inlay LincolnProject Plaque

Cherry inlaid into walnut
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by laflippin
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: VCarve - General
Topic: Off topic but definitely fun
Replies: 10
Views: 653

Re: Off topic but definitely fun

Hilarious!
by laflippin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Thank you to Vectric's helpers
Replies: 20
Views: 1644

Re: Thank you to Vectric's helpers

Yes! Many thanks to those folks, and let me add:

Paul Zank

FixItMike
by laflippin
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Stepped Male Inlay efficiency question
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Stepped Male Inlay efficiency question

...or go to VCarve-Tips and Tricks. Under 'Topics', find: "A simple way to make inlays" by Paul Z » Wed Sep 06, 2006 12:57 pm The thread is very, very long now and contains interesting extensions, corrections, explanations, and examples of Zank's original method. If you choose the 1st page of the th...
by laflippin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: V Carve Inlay issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1867

Re: V Carve Inlay issue

Thanks to ElevationCreations and FixitMike for thoughtful discussion points. It still seems (just being stubborn here...) as though the typical glue gap allowances used in Zank inlay projects might offer some forgiveness for running a 59 deg bit using 60 deg specs, but Mike's discussion about areas ...
by laflippin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: V Carve Inlay issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1867

Re: V Carve Inlay issue

Re: "Regarding the V-Bit Angles, each manufacturer can have variances, the correct angle is critical on V-Inlays as any error will double once you place the male inlay in the female pocket." I'm not sure that I follow that logic. If a 60 degree V-bit is used to make the female engraving for a Zank i...
by laflippin
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Pricing Question
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Re: Pricing Question

I don't know if you've thought about this, but it might help to convince them your services are worth the asking price if you were to produce one or two sample pieces for them to look at. Tangible demo goods are always more compelling than a picture and/or verbal description of what you can do. Even...
by laflippin
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Aspire - General
Topic: Red Oak Finish
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Red Oak Finish

Red oak tray and coasters, Zank inlaid with walnut, brush-finished with three coats of satin polyurethane.
Sake tray and coasters.JPG
by laflippin
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: V Carve Inlay issue
Replies: 18
Views: 1867

Re: V Carve Inlay issue

Not sure what your problem arises from, but concerns over the exact angle integrity of the bit do not make sense to me if you are using exactly the same V-bit for carving both the female and the male workpieces for your Zank inlay project.
by laflippin
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Aspire - Gallery
Topic: Sakura Barrette
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Sakura Barrette

Great work! I've never tried Zank inlay on a non-planar surface...how did you make that work?