I date a lot of the pieces I build by inlaying a coin that's been minted the same year as the piece was built. It's easier than carving the date into the bottom of the piece, and adds a little surprise when the owner discovers it. But standard sized drill bits are just a hair too big or too small to fit a penny, nickle or dime.
These bits are da' bomb!
I love inlaying a newly minted penny in a piece of walnut, the contrast and combination of colors is fabulous.
Speaking of unique and useful products, someone suggested that when I photograph the sushi dinnerware sets that I make, that I use some sushi food props on the plates. Not a bad idea... so I did a search and found some pretty amazing photography props.
Like this fake Tuna roll.
And this fake wasabi.
and faux pickled ginger.
And this California Roll, which is my least favorite, but still gets the point across.
I was all set to purchase one of these, but here's the rub. One of these sets is about ten bucks, and the seller wanted $12.50 to ship it.
No thanks.... I'd be better off making real sushi and putting that on the plates.
Now I'm going to do some research on making my own food props. Any suggestions?