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Blog entry by CharlieM1958 posted 01-25-2008 04:38 PM 3798 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again this morning, I visit the LJ website to see what new projects have been posted, and I run smack dab into some spectacular woodworking. What cought my eye in particular today was this great inlay work on chests posted by bmgdad. Great work!

I’ve done some straight-line inlay work, but I’ve really wanted to get into the sort of thing shown here. So my challenge is this: Would one of you guys (or gals) who is good at this sort of thing be willing to photograph the whole process on a similar project and take us through it step by step in a blog?

If there are no takers, could anyone at least point me to a blog or video somewhere on the internet that might be what I’m looking for? I’m sure I’m not the only jock who would be interested.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"



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Peter Oxley

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#1 posted 01-25-2008 04:44 PM

I second that motion! I’ve done a bit of router inlay and been pretty happy with the results, but I’d love to know how you do those beautiful, intricate pieces.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 04:52 PM

Charlie,

I think Marc (www.thewoodwhisperer.com) had an inlay video earlier last year (a sunburst in a serving tray, was it?) on his site. Last I checked, he had all of his podcasts available so you might want to check through them and see if you can find it.

The other place to check might be diynet.com where you would look for a David Marks inlay video. I know they sometimes include video bits on his projects there – and I know he’s done several pieces with intricate inlay. So there is a chance of finding just what you need.

Hope that helps.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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#3 posted 01-25-2008 04:56 PM

Thanks, Ethan. I’ll check out those leads.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 01-25-2008 07:39 PM

There’s also an excellent episode of Wood Works in which David Marks does some multi piece inlay work.

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 10:02 PM

-- Paul, Texas

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#6 posted 01-25-2008 11:40 PM

I, too, am hoping a fellow LJ will produce a blog or video.

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#7 posted 01-26-2008 04:41 AM

I’d like to see that also Charlie.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 01-26-2008 05:18 AM

Appropriate time for this post.

Many of you have commented on the work of Paul Schurch.
www.schurchwoodwork.com

Every year the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia has brought Paul here for a week long course. If you look at my posts you will see some of what he taught the year I went.

I spoke with Don Russel today at the Wood Show in Atlanta and he said there are still a few slots open for this year’s class. The class is held at Don’s shop in Oxford, GA.

Cost is usually $600 plus $50-60 for materials.You can stay at Day’s Inn for about $35/nite. Don also has a guest house that, if it is not already rented for the week, rents for $200/person, 2 people for the week.

If interested contact Don directly at don_russell@bellsouth.net

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Roz

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#9 posted 01-31-2008 10:26 PM

Hear Hear! I would like to know some basic inlay techniques too!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 02-11-2008 06:04 PM

I think the name for what you want to do is Marquetry.

Take a look here and study all of Jerry Cousins projects…
You will see some real marquetry.

Basically, you use the scroll saw a lot!! ... and with veneers…

You have the main piece of veneer that you ant to ‘inlay’ your artwork into.
You have other veneers of various types of wood… your pallet of colors, grains, & woods.
You have a paper pattern ith all the parts outlined.
You start with the biggest parts.
Make a small sandwich with main piece, pattern, and inlay veneer… scroll saw at a special angle, like maybe 7*, and cut the pattern part through the sandwich. When done, the inlay part will slide into place into the main piece where it’s glued into place.
If you have smaller parts overlaying other parts, they are cut next, etc…

That’s it in a nutshell…

The cutting angle is critical per the thickness of the veneers… by cutting both parts at the same time, the inlay part will fit perfectly into the hole in the main veneer piece.

Jerry Cousins is a real Master at it… as you will see…

http://woodworkstuff.net/woodidxunusual.html

Hope this points you in a good direction…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#11 posted 02-11-2008 06:09 PM

Thanks for the information! That link looks like a good source.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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