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 Post subject: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:28 pm 
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This is an inlay I did with 1/4 cherry into an ash field. I developed the custom templates from pictures I found in a book at the library about Goldfish and enlarged them with a photocopier. I routed in the place where the goldfish went using the templates and then inlaid the custom cut pieces of cherry using the technique my wife was using for stained glass. Once the ash was installed, and the goldfish inlaid I wrapped the field with 3 1/4 maple, 2 1/4 inch Walnut and 3 1/4 inch maple. The balance of the room was select red oak mitered in four different directions.

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 Post subject: Re: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
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Dude, your a wood God! Amazing work.

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 Post subject: Re: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
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That is beautiful! Awesome work!!

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The woodfloorist! Haven't heard from you in ages Franklyn. How goes it?


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Very impressive!!


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Absolutely amazing work!
The blue color, I'm guessing dye? covered with stain?


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 Post subject: Re: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:09 am 
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Exquisite Flooring wrote:
Absolutely amazing work!
The blue color, I'm guessing dye? covered with stain?


I went to an arts and crafts store and picked up some water-based Florescent blue and Florescent orange poster paint. I then diluted it 50% with water and applied it like stain. Putting it on and then wiping it off leaves some of the color in the grain. This technique is often called pickling. I finished it with water-based finish so it didn't amber. I have always wondered what this looks like with a black light.

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Very impressive!!


Thanks FloorPro. I have lots more pictures of it on my website. Those pictures have gotten me lots of work over the years. People figure if I can do that then I can handled their wood floor project.

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The woodfloorist! Haven't heard from you in ages Franklyn. How goes it?


I have been writing lots of articles lately and trying to keep going in this tough economy. On January 4th this year I decided to try my hand at my own wood flooring forum. What a lot of work. The SEO benefits and the interactivity with people in the trade I think will make it worth it. I have gained a lot of appreciation for what you have done here.

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That is beautiful! Awesome work!!


Thanks. It had a learning curve to it. I nearly cut my fingers off the fist time I tried this design and came up with a more practical way to do it.

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Dude, your a wood God! Amazing work.


I took pictures of it down to the flooring company where I learned the trade and the mechanic who taught me borders and other tricks of the trade was really impressed too.


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 Post subject: Re: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
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Very cool!


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 Post subject: Re: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
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That is freaking awesome.


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 Post subject: Re: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
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Quite impressive!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Inlaid goldfish (Koi) from scratch
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Hi, im new here and im from Argentina :( could you upload new pics of that project? Cant see it now! Thanks bye!!


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