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A bit of progress on drawer inlay this week

This week I epoxied all the inlay assemblies into the recesses cut into the drawer front.  In addition to putting a generous layer of epoxy into the recesses, I also pooled it on top of all the joints to fill any gaps.

It was a bit of work to sand the inlays all flush with the drawer face, and after doing so, there were quite a few voids as you can see in these pictures.  Tomorrow I will hopefully have time to fill all the small voids with black epoxy and will also use a rotary tool to cut tiny grooves for antennae on the bees, which will also be filled with black epoxy.  In preparation for this, I put on a couple of thin coats of blonde shellac to minimize the epoxy absorption on the wood around the voids to be filled.


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