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Blog entry by jacob34 posted 04-11-2012 02:05 AM 1094 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I am planning on starting to plan on doing a project for my mother inn law. She is a sweet heart and I would do anything for her, so I want to do something special. I am planning to make her a bible box but I want to try something new and I am going to do inlay. I have never done inlay and honestly am wondering where to find information on the subject, I have seen some projects using sand and really like the effect. I am looking online though and finding only how to do mother of pearl and wood.

I would appreciate any help finding either information online, tips or books to purchase thank you.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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#1 posted 04-11-2012 02:24 AM

Look on youtube; type in “bazcabinetmaker”. He has at least a couple of videos on inlay and a couple more on veneer.

-- Julian

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#2 posted 04-11-2012 09:35 AM

The Woodwhisperer has a good video on doing inlays.

I did mine a little differently, but it really works best for patterns that can be made from a series of circles. It just depends what you are after.

-- I may have lost my marbles, but I still have my love of woodworking

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#3 posted 04-11-2012 03:53 PM

I want to try inlaying with sand. I have seen a couple projects with sand inlay on here and I really like the look, I cannot find video or information on that. can you use anything for an inlay? Tootles your two videos were helpful in general thank you.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 02:11 PM


Wish I could help you, but I’ve never did inlays with sand….I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of it before…I’ve did inlays on guitar necks using abaloney and mother of pearl, using small patterns and a Dremil tool, but sand is a different species….keep us posted on your progress….I’m curious about this one…...

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#5 posted 04-13-2012 12:49 AM

Jake, I have not done much with inlay but have been pushing around trying it. I have seen “Inlace” demonstrated at woodworking shows. Could be helpful to you as it is a particle based inlay. Their website is They do have an instruction sheet on how to use their product, might give you some ideas.

Looks like another newer member here is using sand in some of his projects… RobMacDonald

Hope these help. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 04-14-2012 08:10 PM

clied I did get a hold of Rob when I posted this and he sent some very helpful and easy to understand instructions, I plan on applying it to a couple Bible box tops.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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