Insetting an inlay on a dining table

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Blog entry by Skip posted 2271 days ago 1989 reads 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Please don’t be too critical on this one. This was my first video and also my first attempt to inset an inlay. I had a lot of hours in this table and was very nervous. You may ask, “Why the inlay”. I just wanted an accent.

- – Skip – -

-- Skip....

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#1 posted 2271 days ago

Look out David Marks. You’ll be on DIY before you know it. That was a very instructional video, Skip. I’m lining everything up to start doing inlay, so I appreciate the time you put into this. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 2271 days ago

Great video! I’m going to try this…...Thanks for the post.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Mark Shymanski

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#3 posted 2270 days ago

I really appreciate you posting this video. You demystified the inlay process for me. I am going to keep this idea for a suitable project. Well done.

I am also going to have to experiment with my video camera and see if I can record some of my stuff…eventually I’ll be good enough to show people:-) what I do!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 2270 days ago

That was great!
I’m getting ready to start my first inlay so that was a good lesson. I hope mine comes out as good.
Thanks for taking the time to show us.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#5 posted 2270 days ago

Great video and tutorial. Thank for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 2270 days ago

Awesome video, thank you for sharing your skills!

-- -=Den

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#7 posted 2270 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to make the video. You did a great job of describing the process.

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Scott Bryan

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#8 posted 2270 days ago


Thanks for posting the video. I found it informative and you documented the process well. You have provided enough instruction and incentive that I am going to try and tackle an inlay.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 2270 days ago

well done… very informative. Thanks for the post. Opens a whole bunch of ideas…

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#10 posted 2270 days ago

Thanks for the video. For the first inlay and first video and your explanation of the process are excellent.


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#11 posted 2270 days ago

Skip – that was terrific. Thanks for taking the time to present it and describing the process so well. I held my breath while you excavated with the router – how the heck could you see where you were going?

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 2270 days ago


The videos are great. I am glad that you are posting over here now. I would not abandon your site, that is a part of who you are on the internet. But you are going to get help with the exposure over here. I have a site and many others have sites too.

The videos are clean and your personality in the shop is pleasant. I hope to see you make more videos and I think the others will too.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 2269 days ago

Skip..nice job on both the video and the inlay. WoodWhisperer Move Over, Skip is in town!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#14 posted 2269 days ago

great job and great video Skip! really nice inlay.

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#15 posted 2245 days ago

Very informative and enjoyable blog – thanks for taking the time to produce this.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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