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Blog entry by Bob Simmons posted 531 days ago 2704 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a routing technique that can be used with great accuracy when inlaying wood veneer. A compact router is used along with a shop-made router template. The video was taken during a time of router inlay practice within the woodworking shop. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to relax, experiment in the shop to develop methods of work for an upcoming woodworking project.

Your comments are welcomed.

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



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Northwest29

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#1 posted 531 days ago

Bob, thanks for another learning experience.

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

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 531 days ago

Another informative video. Thanks. 2 Questions if I may: How do you like that DeWalt trim router? And why is there no narration on your vids? (not really needed, but I’m curious).

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Howie

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#3 posted 531 days ago

Always has great vids and explanations.
Thanks good job

-- Life is good.

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 530 days ago

You might try a router inlay kit. It accomplishes the same type of inlay, however it will save you a few steps. It uses a router bushing and a 1/8” spiral bit. The bushing accounts for the width of the bit, allowing you to use the same negative pattern for both the recess and the inlay.
Mine is a Whiteside brand, and I can recommend it highly for simple inlays like butterflies and diamonds.

Best of luck!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Bob Simmons

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#5 posted 530 days ago

Northwest29…
Ron, thanks for taking the time to watch & learn.

gfadvm…
Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated.
1.) The DeWalt trim router is very comfortable to work with as all the controls are convenient. It is well built and has good balance, good power, and a soft start. I bought it at a fair price and it has a 3 year warranty. It’s a winner.

2.) Every once in a while I get asked “why there is no narration in your woodworking videos.”

a.) It forces me to “tell” a better story based on the camera work & woodworking skills.
b.) It allows the viewer to watch pure woodworking & to think for themselves without being distracted.
c.) As you mentioned…(not really needed).

My question to viewers like yourself…For what reasons do you enjoy watching these woodworking videos?

Howie…
Many thanks for watching and for the feedback. If you ever have any questions, feel free to ask.

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

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Bob Simmons

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#6 posted 530 days ago

pintodeluxe…
You’re completely right. A basic router inlay kit can easily be purchased for $20 or so. Some kits even provide a template for a butterfly.

However, this video describes how a woodworker can create their own custom template by using scrap material and get great results. So, the money can be saved and the work can be accomplished immediately. (No need to order online or run to the store to buy the inlay kit.)

Thanks for watching and sharing your thoughts.

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

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 530 days ago

Bob- Thanks for the reply. In answer to your question: There are a lot of things I am not good at and I’m always trying to learn more skills in areas where I’m defecient. Your vids are clear, concise, and very practical. Hope this answers your question. Thanks again. Andy

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Roger

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#8 posted 530 days ago

Very good, ez to follow

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Bob Simmons

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#9 posted 528 days ago

Andy…
Thanks for the helpful feedback. Here’s to both of us continually improving.

Roger…
Always appreciate your watching and responding.

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

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gfadvm

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#10 posted 528 days ago

Bob, You keep posting and I’ll keep watching!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bob Simmons

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#11 posted 528 days ago

Andy…
Count me in.

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

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Jorge G.

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#12 posted 528 days ago

For what reasons do you enjoy watching these woodworking videos?

My reason is because we don’t have a real woodworking school in Mexico. There are schools for carpentry, but not for finer woodworking. So I get to learn from books and videos. It is always best to “see” someone doing it, as you not only learn the technique but the associated accessories. For example in all of your videos I pay attention to your bandsaw jigs. Your inlay bands videos have been a great help to me personally.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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Bob Simmons

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#13 posted 527 days ago

Jorge G. ...
Continue to watch & continue to learn. In time, we will cover more usage with the band saw jigs and also other inlay bandings. There are a many great designs that can be covered with these techniques.

Thanks for sharing your insights. It is very helpful knowing that the message is getting through.

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

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