Well...I have to admit...(geez I hate admitting stuff...)
I have never thought of using those as a decorative accent...only where they were needed. I'm thinking about it now!
Great work...thanks for the pics....
Thanks Guys. Lou the camera I have is a Kodak DC3200, cheap. Here in Canada I paid $319.00 and then you send in a coupon and get $75 back.It is not the greatest but is not to bad either.It suits me for an entry level and is so easy to use. It comes with software and connector and from taking the pic to downloading to computer,about 3 min.Very user freindly. I had more trouble trying to get a broken cork out of a bottle of Cabernet than figuering this thing out. Highly recommend a digital. I think Fuji has something similiar for around the same $.As I get more familiar with this new technology I will probably upgrade but we have to start somewhere. Remember your first power tool? Dave
For us beginning woodpeople could you explain what these are normally used for and how do you get/make them? The table top looks like a piece of art. Coffee table or dining table? I love the use of the different types of wood for contrast.
It is used as a decorative repair or attachment method. Think of it as a kind of dovetail. The first time I saw it used was on a confrence table top that was made from a big slab of wood. The natural spits were held together with dutchman.
Nakashima was famous for using them.
The way to make one is choose the wood you want to use. It can be contrasting or the same as your main stock. Make the shape like a bow tie. Use the made dutchman to mark the location to be cut. Cut out the waste with chisels or combination of router and chisels. It needs to be a very tight fit and glue and insert the dutchman.
A company near us produces molding of all shapes and sizes. They have perhaps four people looking over plans and doing takeoffs, then bidding the molding for the jobs. Given that, it may be useful to...