Hand made radius inlay banding

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 01-25-2011 04:46 AM 5286 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed six pieces of radius tulipwood inlays for this project. They were going to cost around $1200.00 to get them. There was a 100 piece minimum of each radius. So I spent about four hours and made my own.

See the wolf? Didn’t see it until I was all done, it just kind of happened.

Thanks for looking and have fun woodworking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 01-25-2011 05:15 AM

holly $#!+, that is the funniest thing. I never saw anything like that. Very nice work!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#2 posted 01-25-2011 05:21 AM

Cool job Les, supper work very well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-25-2011 05:34 AM


So does that mean we could hire you to make radius inlay for us for just a fraction of the cost? Never mind, we couldn’t afford it anyway!

But your work is always gorgeous. Can’t wait until you post close-ups of this one finished.

Thanks again for sharing.


P.S. Can you find the bear? According to hubby, it’s top of last photo. You’ve got a whole zoo in there!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 01-25-2011 07:05 AM

wow it’s amazing , i see the wolf clearly this is nature’s gift

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#5 posted 01-25-2011 04:18 PM

Looks great. I’d like to see more detail on how you did it. I’m always looking for fresh ideas.

Thanks for sharing.
Your work is all fantastic

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#6 posted 01-25-2011 04:42 PM

Dang Les, you are inspirational.
That is truly fine work.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 01-25-2011 05:07 PM

Impressive but, considering the source, not surprising
You are an amazing and inspiring guy Les. I’m glade to know ya

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 05:55 PM

Very beautiful work, Les! I enjoy seeing this type of work and I also find it very inspirational.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 01-26-2011 12:34 AM

Hey Les, long time. Another great project…love the wolf…you did that on purpose right? LOL Like they say always cheaper to do it yourself, if you can, and you always can. Wish I had a fraction of your skill.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 01-26-2011 12:44 AM

Thanks everyone!

Been really busy, haven’t had much time to post things lately.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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