Wood inlay pen stand suggestions

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Forum topic by CalumetWoodworks posted 02-29-2016 02:05 PM 362 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2016 02:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: inlay router

I’ve been commissioned to make a pen/pencil set as a gift for a young man who will receive his commission in the AF in May. I was also tasked with making a pen stand for his desk. I’ve already decided on using the current AF logo.

I plan on inlaying walnut to a maple board. I’ve never done inlay before and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I’ve watched some YouTube videos on how to use a router to do inlay work.

Is there a type of veneer I should use? A certain thickness?

I’m feeling pretty confident about this project as the shapes are pretty basic.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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#1 posted 03-04-2016 10:14 PM

I do about 300 inlays a year now for the past seven years and I use the “Double bevel inlay” method, done using a scroll saw. I have done the USAF logo along with a few other logos. If you do a search for “Double Bevel inlay” you can find information on doing it. It is done using a scroll saw.

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#2 posted 03-09-2016 01:22 PM

Thanks Jim! i’ll look into that!

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