Here are some photos of the steps
to mortising in the Rosewood pins.
It was an involved process ....... soooo
I thought you might like a pictorial history.

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Here is a close=up of the inlayed Rosewood Mortise Pins
A completed pair
It added an aire of distinction to the beautiful cabinets

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Here are the jigs to lay everything out symmetrical
This spaced them exactly from each corner
Step 1 - a mortising chisel was used keep everything to a set size of 5/16ths of an inch square


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here is what it left
Step - 2 ~Here the center of each square if found (actually I used a jig)
On the top of the angle pieces I made diamonds
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Step-3 ~ The center is marked
Step-4 ~ Most of the wood is drilled out
as you can see
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Step-5 ~Then most of the squares side wood is removed
Step-6 ~ The rest of the wood is removed by hand
Step-7 & 8 ~ The pins are made, beveled, and literally pressed into their socket ....... sanded and then finished with the door being coated with 3 coats of Conversion Varnish

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The back splash tile with a "flash" .... wow
You ought to put a miniature strobe light under the overhead cabinets !!

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