Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process #12: How to Glue Up Wood Inlay Banding

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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 11-16-2012 07:43 PM 5132 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Inlay a wood inlay banding to customize your fine woodworking projects that you make in the workshop. This Youtube woodworking video shows the basics of how to inlay a shop made strip of decorative wood inlay banding into hardwood. In this case, a dado that has been cut on the table saw will house the 3/32” wood inlay banding. (Keep in mind the dado could also be routed on the router table.) White glue is applied the inlay process.

A wooden caul is clamped along with the inlaid wood. The caul is lined with clear packing tape to keep the glue from bonding to the caul. After the glue has cured, the woodworker levels the wood inlay banding with the aid of a drum sander.

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#1 posted 11-16-2012 09:50 PM

Looks good…

I was watching it… got towards the end… but NOT the end, and it just stopped saying “Video is unavailable”... black screen white text…

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#2 posted 11-16-2012 10:10 PM


Thanks for the heads up! It is working fine now.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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#3 posted 11-17-2012 01:13 PM

I love watching your videos – but could you perhaps end them with a little sample finish applied so that we can see the full beauty of the banding?

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#4 posted 11-19-2012 04:52 PM

Hi Don…

Thanks for your feedback. You bring up an excellent point about showing the full beauty of the wood inlay banding. It is also something that has been on my mind.

My primary goal is to demonstrate how a variety inlay bandings are made. My other goal which is forthcoming is to showcase these inlay bandings in woodworking projects. This will show the completed banding inlaid in full beauty with the wood finish applied. In this way we will have come full circle from start to finish.

Your thought is a great one. Soon we will be seeing the real deal. Stay tuned.

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV,

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