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Cozmo35

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09-28-2011 01:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: scrollworking question trick tip scroll saw

Hello fellow woodworkers! I have incorporated some inlay into some of my projects over the years. The learning of the inlay process is what first drew me to the scroll saw. I have always been drawn to the illusion of two pieces of wood becoming one. If done correctly, it becomes a seamless mesh of the two species and in turn becomes a beautiful work of art.

I would like to know if there are any others that do (this type) of inlay. I understand that there are other types of inlay such as banding and the type that is recessed into the wood, but the type I am interested in goes all the way through the wood. If you do this type of work, I would like to start a discussion on the techniques used and the tools involved.

In posting this to the forum, I will say that I will be on vacation in Hawaii from Sept 29th thru October the 10th celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary with the love of my life. So,...if I do not respond until then, please understand. We have scrimped and saved for a long while and it is finally paying off. And what better occasion?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX


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#1 posted 09-28-2011 01:23 AM

i cant tell you about bending anything besides the rules but figured id congratulate you and your wife on the anniversary … enjoy hawaii !

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 09-28-2011 01:29 AM

happy 25th

have a great vacation

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SASmith

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#3 posted 09-28-2011 01:58 AM

I’m not sure what you mean. I thought inlay did not go all the way through.
Check out this project of mine. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51439 pic 5
Is this the type of work you are talking about?
If so I would be happy to discuss my methods.
Have a great vacation!
Scott

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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rance

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#4 posted 09-28-2011 02:21 AM

Cosmo,

First off, congratulations. You and your wife are to be commended. Maybe moreso your wife, for putting up with you. :) Oh, and I’m jealous. My wife and I want to go to Hawaii too. Maybe next year. Let us know about your trip when you get back.

I too have done some work that ends up a seamless mess of the two species that becomes a beautiful work of fart. Seriously, I would be very happy to join in a conversation discussing different techniques for obtaining the results you are looking for.

I think there is a fine line(pun intended) between Inlay, Marquetry, and Laminations. Sometimes the techniques used become a blur.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#5 posted 09-28-2011 02:22 AM

Are you sure you do not mean segmented? I have always considered inlay as a method of imbedding a piece of wood or material into a different piece of wood…but not all the way through. Segmenting is where you take different pieces of wood and put them together to form one piece…perhaps it’s just a matter of semantics but maybe a picture would describe the method you are interested in?

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BertFlores58

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#6 posted 09-28-2011 02:33 AM

Mike,
Gluing two boards makes an exciting results, here are some of the unfinished projects I have but I was able to do a board of parabolic ellipse waiting to become a tray. Here are one of the photo in my parabolic ellipse blog series.

Banding is also a challenging work that if inlayed it makes a box beautiful like below:

Anything I can assist you will be my pleasure.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 09-28-2011 02:36 AM

Mike,
Have a happy silver wedding anniversary! Hope for more prosperous years together.

-- Bert

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Jim Finn

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#8 posted 09-28-2011 02:50 AM

It is called “Double Bevel Inlay” I do it a lot. Do a search for it and you will find a lot of good info on this method of inlay.

-- In God We Trust

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#9 posted 09-28-2011 02:52 AM

-- In God We Trust

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rance

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#10 posted 09-28-2011 03:11 AM

I’ve seen CNC used for that Jim. Is that what you use? I can’t imagine someone doing that by hand.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 09-28-2011 04:27 AM

Happy 25th and have a good one! But I know nothing about inlay.

-- Janice

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#12 posted 09-28-2011 06:05 AM

Congratulations on your 25th and have a wonderful trip and time and be sure to try and bring some Koa back home. ;-)

I think Jim Finn hit on what you were looking for and asking about.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 09-28-2011 09:29 AM

Congrats and have a good tiime.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Cozmo35

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#14 posted 09-28-2011 02:22 PM

Jim Finn, you are exactly right. It is called “Double Bevel Inlay”. That I did not know. I usually get this done on my scroll saw by tilting the table and cutting the two pieces at the same time. This will allow on piece to fit into the other like a cork. See, I already learned something! Thanks you to everyone else also. Your input has taught me somethings as well. I would also like to thank you all for your well whishes on my anniversary! :-)

Keep the comments coming. I will check in on the forum when I get back. Take Care!!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#15 posted 09-28-2011 11:27 PM

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