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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #3: How to make Wood Inlay Bandings like the Buffard Freres of Paris

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 11-28-2010 06:32 PM 2396 reads 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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“Never underestimate the power of a single thought.”
Ender Ilkay…(1966 – ) Salesman and Friend

Buffard Freres wood inlay page10_01...1134...1144

When I first saw these beautiful bandings I felt the excitement and the desire to learn similar to what I first felt when serving my woodworking apprenticeship. Obviously, these patterns are so remarkably unique. I thought to myself that these are truly great designs of highly trained craftsman who took the craft of woodworking to a much higher level. The Buffard Freres of Paris offered so many exquisite wood inlay designs from which to choose. Then another thought came over me. How are these designs actually created in the woodworking shop? Suddenly, these wonderful bandings became like puzzles to me. It’s as if these works of art were calling and teasing the woodworker in me to figure out how they could be accurately reproduced in the woodworking shop. Needless to say, I have scratched my head a few times along this journey and I feel like I am only at the beginning.

Since many of the banding patterns shown on page 10 of the Buffard Freres catalog appear quite complex I thought it would best to start figuring out the process of how some of the simpler bandings could be duplicated.

Bandings 1134 – 1145 are pictured and here is where I’ll begin my interpretation of the woodworking process that I have used in my attempts to recreate these bandings.

Read the complete article…Buffard Freres...The 1926 Wood Inlay Banding Catalog

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Making Wood Inlay on the Bandsaw

The Band Saw Sleds:

1.) The Bandsaw Crosscut Sled
2.) The Dedicated Band Saw Miter Sled
3.) The Tilting Miter Sled for the Band Saw

Also important…The Bandsaw Rip Fence for Cutting Thin Strips

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 11-28-2010 07:52 PM

WOW!

We’re really branching out into NEW areas now… really COOL areas!

Looking forward to it!

Thank you…

-- 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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Bob Simmons

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#2 posted 11-28-2010 11:34 PM

Joe…Actually old areas. Sometimes its good to look back at the old Masters. Today there is not information out there on how to reproduce these types of bandings. You’re welcome.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 12:01 AM

Bob,

Here is a writeup I think you would enjoy. Click Me.

It’s open to your imagination and limited by same… :)

-- 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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