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Let's Make Bandings of Wood Inlay #4: Let's Install Wood Inlay Bandings

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 12-21-2010 10:07 PM 2595 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
Edgar Allan Poe…American Writer, Poet, Editor (1809-1849)

In this episode we are installing the decorative wood inlay bandings that we have created in the shop. The inlay bandings are going to be fit, cut, and installed into picture frames that are made from Camala, a Peruvian wood. Since we are doing production work it is important to have a convenient setup and in this instance we have the band saw near the workbench. We are using the band saw miter sled to cut the miters of the bandings and this allows for quick, accurate work. Once a miter is cut we simply turn around and touch up the miter on the sanding black to remove any possible edges. Then it is time to fit of the wood inlay banding. We simply work our way around the dado of the picture frame fitting the banding as we go.

Notice on the workbench we have raised our working level another 20” by utilizing a portable shop made tool tote. This makes our wood project easier to see and it also makes it more comfortable on one’s back. On the floor between the workbench and the bandsaw we have floor fatigue mats which add comfort for the feet especially when standing for long periods of time.

Read the entire article…Let’s Install Wood Inlay Bandings

Wood Inlay Videos and Articles…

Creating your own Wood Inlay Bandings…The Secrets Revealed

Making Wood Inlay on the Bandsaw

Ripping Thin Strips of Wood Inlay on the Band Saw

How to Make Picture Frames with Wood Inlay

Picture Frame Videos and Articles

Creating Picture Frame Moulding

How to Make Perfect Miter Joints

Let’s Make Picture Frames with the Dedicated Miter Sled

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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 12-21-2010 11:17 PM

as usual an informatíve vidio Bob :-)
I still like them even thow I don´t like the noise in a shop ….LOL

but for once I will come with an surgesstion
why don´t you slice the banding a little sideway´s left /right so the pattern better
look like they continue around the corners

and you cuold use a shooting board with a finegrit sanding plane

well just some minor toughts

take care and Merry Chrismas Bob

Dennis

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Bob Simmons

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#2 posted 12-22-2010 12:28 AM

Dennis…
When watching my videos it is a good idea to wear hearing protection! Eye goggles too.

Some patterns allow to be “wrapped” around the corners. Some don’t. Some banding patterns appear more when centered within the length of the dado. (It’s up to the individual woodworker.)

A shooting board w/ a fine grit sanding plane. That’s a good idea.

Thanks for checking in…Merry Christmas and Best Wishes!
Bob

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-22-2010 12:43 AM

Nice bunch of Frames there…

Nice bunch of video instructions too!

Thank you very much,
Joe

-- 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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#4 posted 12-22-2010 01:09 AM

:-) lol I ment in my shop Bob no critic of the sound in the vidio

and thank´s for the explenation of your thought´s behind it :-)

take care
Dennis

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Bob Simmons

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#5 posted 12-22-2010 01:51 AM

Joe…Thanks a bunch!

Dennis…You got it;)!

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

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#6 posted 12-22-2010 03:18 PM

Yet another seemingly easy instructional video Bob. It kills me how you make it look so easy my friend. While watching your video I could see myself giving it a go and yelling “But Bob made it look so easy!” at my band saw….lol

All kidding aside I can not wait to implement band work into some projects. Right before I fire one up think I will have to spend a morning going through all your videos again to refresh. Most definitely good info packed in them.

I also see you mention anti fatigue mats. Do you have any suggestions on good ones and where to get them? I will be honest…. by the end of a 10/12 hour day in my shop the dogs start to seriously bark…. Loud!....lol

Thanks for sharing Bob….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Bob Simmons

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#7 posted 12-22-2010 06:24 PM

Dan…
Often times techniques and projects seem difficult (in our minds) before we try them. Then when we actually get involved they are not as difficult as we first thought. I think you will find this to be true with this project…shop-made wood inlay banding and creating picture frames.

When I first decided to make these Christmas gifts I thought it would be a good idea to shoot a video for a day – day and a half project. This would mean skimming through the process. Then I thought there are too many great individual techniques involved that could be isolated and demonstrated. So, the latter filming method was chosen to focus on each process and to simplify it.

When things seem complex, it is a good idea to break it down into smaller parts that can be easily understood. If you review the videos and re-review the videos you will gain a further insight into each technique and the overall process. Some things are subtle…and you will find them and gain confidence.

After seeing your “inlay work” that you recently posted there is no doubt in my mind that you can ”run” with a project like this. It will soon become second nature for you and you will quickly begin to implement your own ideas and personalize your projects.

The anti fatigue mats that used in my shop make all the difference in the world and my feet highly recommend them. Just having these mats underneath your feet can and will enhance your comfort level as well as extend your time working on a project. As a result, you are more comfortable as well as more efficient with your time in the shop. Plus you may appreciate it more further down the road as years accumulate. Note: They have an insulating factor as well. When compared to a cold concrete floor…the anti-fatigue mats are the way to go. Right now they are priced for $13.12 which is the lowest price I have seen. They are easy to put together…(15 seconds)...and easy to clean. If you drop a chisel on a concrete floor you then need to head over to the grinder. In this case you pick up the chisel and continue working.

Thanks for taking a look!

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

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 12-22-2010 07:46 PM

Thank you very much for the link Bob! And thanks for the insight on the banding….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 12-25-2010 08:12 PM

Thank you for these videos Bob. I love how you have done them showing all the steps and breaking it down so it’s easy to follow along (and reference in the future). I’m not at the point to do this at the moment, but still enjoyed watching them and I know they’ll probably be among my first references when I am ready. I liked how you showed all steps multiple sides, even if it seems easy enough (like gluing in all 4 sides) as it allows me to get a better grasp on that task, and if I understand it well enough I can just skip on to the next part. Thank you very much for all the videos you have done.

Merry Christmas

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Bob Simmons

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#10 posted 12-25-2010 10:00 PM

Pawky…

Thank you for letting me know that the videos make sense for you. The goal of the videos is to simplify of technique or process that the viewer can think to him/herself “Gee, I can do that.”

When you are ready, the videos will be ready for you as well. I encourage you to watch the videos of your interests a few times. Some things may be subtle that cab be picked up in the next viewing.

Your comment is very encouraging. Many thanks. Look for more in the near future.

Merry Christmas

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

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