This classic inlay pattern harkens back to the New England furniture-making boom of the 1700s. It features a nautical motif that works well with contrasting woods. Here, you will learn how to inlay a compass rose using a pattern that can be adapted to any size. Michael Fitzpatrick has used the rose in all different sizes—in cases, tabletops, and drawer fronts—all scaled from the same pattern presented here.
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