Red Oak and Walnut Zank V-Inlay

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Red Oak and Walnut Zank V-Inlay

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I just finished some coasters as a gift to a friend. We're going to stop in and see him after the Denver get-together.

They are red oak coasters inlaid with walnut using the Zank V-Inlay. I was trying to think of a unique holder and the wife came up with the idea of using shell casings for the posts. I think the idea worked out great and really enhances the theme of the coasters.
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Very nice, love the theme.
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Nice work! I really like the casings idea.
If you don't mind I may have to make a set for some one I know. Would make a great Christmas gift.
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highpockets wrote:Nice work! I really like the casings idea.
If you don't mind I may have to make a set for some one I know. Would make a great Christmas gift.
Feel free. I've borrowed a few ideas from here... :lol:

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See you in Denver....
Would like to see the coasters in person.
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Nice work!
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Look GREAT!! :)
Congrats!
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Gary, that is super cool - Love 'em.
Congrats!
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What a clever idea! The shell casing holder just knocked it out of the park.
Well done.
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Thanks for all the comments.... My wife deserves all of the credit for the shell casing idea. I was still stuck in wood mode. :lol:

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Very nice inlay work, gkas-----the walnut/red oak combination looks really nice.

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Beautiful coasters. Nice v-carve and the casings really make it special.

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Very nice. The casings give it the finishing touch. Inlays look nice and tight and well defined. Thanks for sharing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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dwilli9013 wrote:Very nice. The casings give it the finishing touch. Inlays look nice and tight and well defined. Thanks for sharing. :lol: :lol: :lol:
The first couple came out 'just ok'. I didn't have enough even clamping pressure from my regular clamps. I bought this from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PJ ... UTF8&psc=1 and made a small quick and dirty press. Worked out great. The press is about large enough for a box lid.

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Thanks for adding your experience with project clamping, gkas. I've been thinking about adding a "book press" clamp to my shop for awhile, and your comments sealed the deal...ordered the hardware from Amazon Prime today, and look forward to building myself a little press for Zank V-Inlay projects asap.

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