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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #3: A Banding with Checkers

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 1200 days ago 2682 reads 10 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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“Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t then it is of no use to us.”
Carlos Castaneda…Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author…(1925-1998)

Decorative Wood Inlay Banding #2 with Checkers

(This banding pattern will be referred to as Banding #2 for the sake of convenience.)

Decorative Wood Inlay Banding #2 with checkers

Banding #2 with Checkers can easily be understood and made in the shop if we take a few minutes to understand the basic layout. The challenge of understanding this design becomes clearer when we are able to recognize the various components of the banding and isolate them. This banding has three essential components. We will call them Stripes, Checkers, and Outer Veneers.

Wood Inlay Banding #2 w checkers- TheStripe
The Stripes:
1.) The Stripes consists of three strips of wood that are dimensioned equally to one another in length, width, and thickness. Of the three strips there are two of the same color with a contrasting color sandwiched in between. A long section of the Stripes is easily created by applying glue, using cauls, and clamping securely.

2.) The Stripes will be crosscut to their necessary lengths. (more information on this to come.)
Checker design for wood inlay banding
The Checkers:

for much more…
Read the Entire Article…A Step by Step Process…A Banding with Checkers

Buffard Freres...Stripes and Checkers Wood Inlay p10

Recommended Video…Bandsaw Crosscut Sled

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Recommended Video… Ripping Thin Strips of Wood Inlay on the Band Saw

What are your thoughts on making shop-made wood inlay?
What patterns of wood inlay interest you?
If you create your own wood inlay bandings, what techniques do you use?

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Recommended Reading... Buffard Freres…The 1926 Wood Inlay Banding Catalog

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 1200 days ago

Bob,

To get the checkerboard, don’t we need two sets of stripes: white, black, white (as shown) AND black, white, black?

Looks good!

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 1200 days ago

Joe…click the link to read the rest of the article and you’ll find the answer.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 1200 days ago

I knew you were going to say that…

I just thought it would be easier to cut up two strips for the checkerboards and glue alternate pieces together to form the checkerboard… rather than doing more cutting on the one strip.

-- 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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#4 posted 1200 days ago

Joe…The important thing is results. Do what is easiest for you and enjoy the process.

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

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Michael

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#5 posted 1200 days ago

awesome idea, i think i might copy

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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Bob Simmons

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#6 posted 1200 days ago

Michael…Enjoy it!

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

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Maveric777

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#7 posted 1200 days ago

Yet more good stuff Bob. Just when I make up my mind as to what I am going to try first you go and throw me a curve ball….lol

I wasn’t able to incorporate banding as I first wanted to in my current project (small tool cabinet), but I think I may just make a project that works around this banding. One of my favorites so far…..

Thank you for sharing Bob… Good stuff my friend….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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Bob Simmons

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#8 posted 1199 days ago

Dan…

Whatever banding that you select to work with I’m sure that you will enjoy and make it a hit. It’s not a matter of if, it’s only a matter of when.

However, you may agree that it’s always a good idea to have a few choices from which to select.

Thanks for taking a look…Always welcome!

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

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Birks

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#9 posted 634 days ago

Thanks for the tutorial. I just wish it was all on this site- having to click back and forth is cumbersome. With your content, I’m sure traffic will head on over to your site. No need to redirect. Just some courteous, respectful suggestions. Thanks again for the info, very helpful.

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Bob Simmons

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#10 posted 633 days ago

Birks…You are very welcome. I now understand that having to click back and forth is quite cumbersome. Thank you for the courteous, respectful suggestions.

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

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