|Forum topic by Ivan||posted 07-15-2010 08:53 PM||1015 views||1 time favorited||3 replies|
07-15-2010 08:53 PM
I am thinking of adding some inlay to my work and was thinking that it might be a good way to ‘cover up’ knots in wood. Thinking that wood likes to move, and an inlay that is the full thickness might have different movement, what would you recommend for the maximum thickness of an inlaid piece?
Would you say that 1/2 the thickness is max or should I think of this as veneer and not exceed 1/8”?
Inlaying in a wood that will move and not veneering over a stable platform (MDF) makes me worry that the inlay will eventually be torn apart by the ‘host’ wood or pushed out due to seasonal movement.
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