|Forum topic by FaTToaD||posted 06-13-2011 05:11 PM||1045 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-13-2011 05:11 PM
I’m currently working on a small zebra wood/bubinga “palm” box for my niece. I really want to inlay a curly maple “Z” on the bubinga lid, her name is Zoey, but I’m a little unsure how to approach it.
My original plan was to print a simple, straight lined “Z” on a piece of paper and trace it with an exacto knife. I would then remove the material with my chisel. On my test boards that works ok, but cutting a “Z” to fit into that space has proven to be difficult.
I also have a router bushing kit and I’ve done a few simple inlays in the past, mainly dutchmen and circles. I don’t have any letter templates so I’m thinking about making my own. I’ve found another font that has some curves I really like but I’m not sure if it will work.
- Any of you inlay experts have any suggestions?
I’d appreciate any help. I’m going to continue practicing on scarps and I’ll probably try to make a test template this week, I’m just hoping someone out there has some expertise I could leverage off of. Thanks.