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Inlay- turning

by Mac94
posted 10-12-2016 01:34 AM

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#1 posted 10-12-2016 11:18 AM

Steve Latta did an episode on the Woodwright Shop with Roy Underhill. It used to be on YouTube, but I could not find it. It might be out there somewhere. Latta inays letters freehand – it’s a great video.
I do a lot of Federal inlay and use the Lie-Nielson radius tool, which allows curved groove inlay cutting. You could also use a template and a dremel tool with a 1/16” or smaller bit. Stewart MacDonald guitar supply makes a wonderful base for that type of work.

-- Bill Micah 6:8

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#2 posted 10-12-2016 02:07 PM

It has been several years (decades) since I did any but you may want to look at chip carving. Not difficult at all and only requires one knife (about $20). Did a youtube seach for Wayne Barton; I had his video back in the 80’s.

I did not watch any of these videos but the list looks fairly complete. Of course there are a lot of others showing chip carving on youtube other than Wayne.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 10-12-2016 03:18 PM

You could make yourself one of these.
Or if you want to get more complex than simple inlay you could consider marquetry.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 10-12-2016 07:31 PM

If all you want is someones name on a turning just do it with whatever script on paper. Then using carbon paper place you paper on top and draw that on your turning. You can either carve with a knife or dremel tool with burr to make your inlay. You could cut a stencil and do same thing.

You can leave just an relief inlay or fill with metal shavins, different color inlay powder or stone.

I would practice on a scrap board before attempting anything on a turning. Getting tape to hold paper or stencil without moving not easy.

-- Bill

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