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09-08-2015 06:20 PM

I have a Walnut burl I would like to Inlay in some lids for couple jewelry boxes I made. I want a tight fit for rectangular pieces. I’m looking for a precise and simple procedure. Any HELP would be appreciated

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#1 posted 09-08-2015 06:32 PM

This is just what I’d do.

Use a marking knife to mark the edges of the piece to be inlayed, where it is to be inlayed. Use as big of a chisel as you can to deepen the knife line just a hair. Use a router plane or router to remove the waste and get to the depth you need. Clean up the edges with the chisel. Don’t cut away too much at a time with the chisel or you will compress the fibers and mess your line up. And undercutting the line will not hurt anything.

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#2 posted 09-08-2015 06:40 PM

Put a slight bevel on the piece you want inlayed (1 to 2 degrees at most) so it will fill gaps and make a tight fit when you put it in. Either clamp the inlay piece down or use double sided tape to make sure it doesn’t move at all, and transfer the location with a marking knife.

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#3 posted 09-09-2015 12:16 AM

Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated

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#4 posted 09-09-2015 12:33 AM

What he said.

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