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Project by Cozmo35 posted 1640 days ago 2972 views 20 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK Ya’ll,...Here is a project that has scared me since I first started to consider it. I first saw this process while doing research on how to make inlay trim. It is shown on this website. http://books.google.com/books?id=u-MDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA64#v=onepage&q=&f=false
I sandwiched a piece of poplar between two pieces of walnut. I then made a jig for my table saw that would allow me to cut 1/4 inch piece at a 45 degree angle. After I cut the piece, I was able to just move the piece up to the jig and cut the next piece. This jig made sure the pieces were all uniform. After they all were cut, I glued each piece to the next and offset the poplar and walnut. This took quite some time as I did it one piece of a time. After the gluing process, I made another jig that allowed me to put the glued up pieces into it and use my router with a flat bit to cut down the peaks. This resulted in a two flat sides. Afterwards, I made yet another jig that would hold the finished piece 1/8 of an inch away from the blade on the table saw and sliced the whole piece into strips.
Now that I have it done, I have to figure out a project to use it on. I know it is easier to buy already made inlay, but where’s the fun in that?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX





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jayjay

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#1 posted 1640 days ago

That neat. It does look like a tedious and time consuming project, but the results are great.

-- ~Jason~ , Albuquerque NM

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UrbaneHillbilly

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#2 posted 1640 days ago

Very cool. I love projects where sneaky cuts and glue ups result in a nice pattern.

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Maclegno

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#3 posted 1640 days ago

Thank you very much, it’s something I’ve meant to investigate for some time, now I will!
By the way I agree it IS fun. Also it stops people undervaluing a great project because you BOUGHT a bit of it LOL. I will look out for more of your work.
Gerard

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dustyal

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#4 posted 1640 days ago

Thanks for sharing… I like it.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#5 posted 1640 days ago

cool patience… Norm would love you for all the jigs you have built for this… well done…

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1640 days ago

Very cool

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Alexander

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#7 posted 1640 days ago

I don’t seam to have the time for something simple let alone what you did. Real nice!

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#8 posted 1640 days ago

wow..great patience

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bigike

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#9 posted 1640 days ago

very nice, i made some a few weeks ago but not that much.

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John Gray

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#10 posted 1640 days ago

Very nice I favorited it.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1639 days ago

Nice job. Thats pm my to do list. Trouble is the list is too laong ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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DaddyZ

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#12 posted 1639 days ago

So Cool !! Great Explanation

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#13 posted 1639 days ago

Very nice job! Somewhere there is supposed to be a book that details how to make various designs – apparently a very old, out of print, volume. Sounds like it would be quite interesting.

I see you use the Google Book app, too – get to see a lot of nice information that way, particularly in old magazines where they show the entire issue. Too bad there wasn’t a good way to copy the pages you want to a PDF file, but guess that wouldn’t be very legal. Don’t know what the copyright law is on a magazine – how many years before it falls into the public domain.

Jim

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Jim Crockett (USN Retired)

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#14 posted 1630 days ago

The name of the book I mentioned above is “Step-By-Step Inlay Banding Design and Production” and it is out of print. On this website, I found that a new 3rd edition is available on CD in PDF format for $24.97 plus s&h. If you are really interested in creating inlay banding, this might be of interest.

Jim

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Cozmo35

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#15 posted 1630 days ago

Thanks Jim! I appreciate the tip. I will check into it. I like the end result of the inlay I made and I am always looking to improve any way I can. I figure if I stop learning, I start heading toward the grave.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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