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Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...A Step by Step Process

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Blog series by Bob Simmons updated 11-30-2012 03:27 PM 13 parts 35629 reads 97 comments total

Part 1: A Study of Creating Wood Inlay Bandings...Banding #1

01-05-2011 06:49 PM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

“Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.”Mark Twain…American Author and Humorist…(1835-1910) We will refer to the banding in the illustration as “Banding #1” for the convenience of identity. For this example the dimensions for the inlay package are 4” x 10” x 3/8”. For this instance the length of the sliced banding would work well for a typical picture frame that houses a 5” x 7” picture. When making ...

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Part 2: Barber Pole Wood Inlay Banding

01-07-2011 06:55 PM by Bob Simmons | 8 comments »

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”Carlos Casateda…Peruvian-born American anthropologist and author…(1925-1998) The barber pole wood inlay banding is one of the more common banding patterns that we see adorning wood projects. While the design may be somewhat common there are numerous ways in which the basic design can be varied. For ex...

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Part 3: A Banding with Checkers

01-09-2011 07:22 PM by Bob Simmons | 10 comments »

“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) (This banding pattern will be referred to as Banding #2 for the sake of convenience.) Banding #2 with Checkers can easily be understood and made in the shop if we take a few minute...

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Part 4: Buffard Freres wood inlay bandings…1134-1141

01-11-2011 09:08 PM by Bob Simmons | 0 comments »

We continue with our study of the decorative wood inlay bandings of the Buffard Freres of Paris. These wood inlay banding designs are from the company’s 1926 catalog. We first take a look at bandings 1134-1137 This group of bandings have similarities in their design and construction. Each banding design has three components. Read the entire article... ............................................ Recommended Video…Bandsaw Crosscut Sled ................................Rec...

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Part 5: Video...How to make Barber Pole Banding

02-08-2011 08:02 PM by Bob Simmons | 11 comments »

Watch and learn the techniques of how to make one of the classic designs of wood inlay…The barber pole design. ...................Wood Inlay Banding...How to Make Barber Pole Banding ............. Visit…The Apprentice and The Journeyman ............Learn more, Experience more!

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Part 6: Learn how to make Wood Inlay Bandings

05-01-2012 12:00 AM by Bob Simmons | 18 comments »

Taken from original article…Learn how to make Wood Inlay Bandings Visit…TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com Learn more, Experience more!

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Part 7: Wood Inlay Banding – How to Make the Square Pattern

07-10-2012 05:29 PM by Bob Simmons | 10 comments »

To learn more, read the following tutorial. Wood Inlay Banding – How to Make the Square Pattern ............................ The Apprentice and The Journeyman Learn more, Experience more!

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Part 8: The Feather Pattern

10-11-2012 06:25 PM by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

This woodworking video features a crosscut sled and a tilting bandsaw technique used to create the feather pattern. The table saw angle is set to 45 degees. The wood segments for the wood inlay banding are cut cleany and safely using this method. This video also shows how the wood segments are accurately aligned during the glue-up and clamping processes. Enjoy more videos about how to make wood inlay banding. How to Make the Square Pattern How to Make the Barber Pole Pattern ...

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Part 9: Gluing Up Wood Inlay Banding

10-26-2012 06:21 PM by Bob Simmons | 8 comments »

This method for gluing up wood inlay bandings is developed by The Apprentice and The Journeyman for the purpose of arranging & aligning the wood segments of the inlay banding pattern. To learn more, read the complete article, How to Glue Wood Inlay Banding. The Apprentice and The Journeyman.....Learn more, Experience more!

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Part 10: Diamond Wood Inlay Banding - 45 Degrees

10-30-2012 11:34 PM by Bob Simmons | 7 comments »

Learn how to make a diamond wood inlay banding. A 45 degree diamond segment is cut on the band saw using a specialized cross cut sled. The triangular segments are cut at a 22-1/2 degree crosscut sled on the bandsaw. This video is a web & YouTube original for showing how to make diamond inlay banding. This technique for creating the diamond wood inlay banding is an original idea conceived of by The Apprentice and The Journeyman (Bob Simmons) as are the band saw sleds used in the operati...

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Part 11: Make Diamond Wood Inlay Banding - 90 Degrees

11-10-2012 06:54 PM by Bob Simmons | 6 comments »

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 Ch...

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Part 12: How to Glue Up Wood Inlay Banding

11-16-2012 07:43 PM by Bob Simmons | 4 comments »

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 wo...

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Part 13: Wood Inlay Banding Made Easy

11-30-2012 03:27 PM by Bob Simmons | 11 comments »

How to make wood inlay banding the easy way. This YouTube woodworking video focuses on a simple way to make an elegant & decorative wood inlay banding of maple & walnut. The two contrasting hardwoods create a striking design that can be inlaid into furniture, jewelry boxes, pictures frames, and much, much more. Beginning woodworkers as well as experienced craftsmen can watch the video and quickly learn how wood inlay banding can be easily made on the band saw. The technique for ...

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