|Project by Cozmo35||posted 03-04-2010 03:13 AM||3096 views||20 times favorited||23 comments|
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?
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