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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 2686 days ago 1484 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Again left over, homemade inlay banding. This time it’s two-note train whistles of masculine and feminine pitch. Behlen’s Salad Bowl Varnish. That Christmas all the nieces and nephews got one. The in-laws all love me.

I made a print resolution .pdf document with details about construction and a little bit of whistle physics. It’s available for download at http://www.box.net/shared/vduteudqxs

Douglas

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2686 days ago

lol @ inlaws loving you :)
coulda’ been drums! ;)

and how do you turn a piece of wood into a whistle?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 2686 days ago

Looks like fun

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Karson

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#3 posted 2685 days ago

Great idea for left over pieces.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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David

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#4 posted 2681 days ago

Douglas – very cool project. Thanks for the resources. Any thoughts on a blog teaching the process of making the inlay banding? Again, beautiful work.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 2681 days ago

David- thanks for the idea about a blog! I am always looking for a way to get more design publications on the web, so maybe I’ll do a inlay banding pdf, like the train whistle one.
Now another idea to get afire about! YEE HAW! I’ll get to work on it tonight

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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David

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#6 posted 2681 days ago

I will be looking for your blog or PDF - I sure would like to add this to my repitoire of skills!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 2680 days ago

David and all- I’m not sure what is available here regarding inlay, but I went on-line and there is a really comprehensive source of free information based on classes given by the Chicago Park District in 1937. http://inlay.com/marquetry/wood_inlay_part1.html.

Between that and Doug Stowe’s Book Creating Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques

and

Zachary Taylor’s Marquetry and Inlay Handbook

there isn’t much to be added to the data base by my efforts. Something I haven’t seen but long lusted after is Silas Kopf’s DVD on Marquetry


http://www.silaskopf.com/home_index.html or http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=7338

there is also this master’s work to view
http://www.schurchwoodwork.com/.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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