Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #11: Make Diamond Wood Inlay Banding - 90 Degrees

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 11-10-2012 06:54 PM 6001 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodworking How to – Make Diamond Wood Inlay Banding
(The 90 Degree Pattern)

The diamond wood inlay banding of 90 degrees is a custom pattern that requires woodworking skills and patience. However, carpenters, woodworkers, and hobbyists can achieve excellent results using these wood inlay banding methods and the band saw cross cut sleds developed by The Apprentice and The Journeyman.

Wood Inlay Banding – The Diamond Pattern

Buffard Freres…The 1926 Wood Inlay Banding Catalog

Checkered Wood Inlay Bandings

Creating Wooden Patterns for Parquetry

Decorative Wood Inlay Pattern – Small Star

The Apprentice and The Journeyman
.....Learn more, Experience more!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 11:48 PM

Bob, you are certianly a patient man. Very nice work. Are you doing anything special with all these inlays?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 11-11-2012 12:24 AM

Very nice. The hooting sounds while cutting on the bandsaw sounds like a bearing going out. Might wanna take a look at the wheel bearings

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#3 posted 11-11-2012 04:51 AM

Sorry… I watched it earlier & forgot to reply…

Bob, one of your videos shows cutting the triangles with the table flat… here you tilt the table…
I would rather to not tilt the table & use it flat… should be no problem… Right?

Thank you.

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Bob Simmons

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#4 posted 11-11-2012 01:55 PM


Thanks for your interest. Yes, these wood inlay bandings will be used for special projects. When the time comes for making these projects, they will be filmed. What are these projects? Don’t know just yet. My main focus lately has been to share the techniques of how to make a variety of wood inlay banding in the workshop in a safe and effective manner. It’s a lost art that needs to make a come back.


Thanks for watching.


I have demonstrated two ways of cutting the segments for wood inlay banding and parquetry. Both ways lead to the desired results…a segment that has dead on accurate angle.

The flat method has a sled where the bandsaw table is perpendicular to the saw blade. This is the easy method.

The advantage of employing the tilting band saw table with a sled is that…the wood segments can be cross cut into longer lengths. This means that the banding log can made made wider. As a result of the wider banding log, more strips of inlay banding can be harvested from the “log.”

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 02:48 PM

That’s a great way to make custom inlaly. Seems as though it would be dificult to do without a thickness sander. I suppose hand planes would work to bring some of the material to thickness but my hand plane skills are still developing. I’ll just borrow my buddies Perfomax. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 11-13-2012 04:41 PM


Definitely, the thickness sander makes the process making wood inlay banding more manageable. The Perfomax
is the right tool for this job.

However, there are other woodworking techniques that can be used to achieve the same results. That is up to the skills & experience of the woodworker.

Thanks for bringing up a great point & thanks for your interest.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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