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Blackie_

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324 days ago

I was hoping someone might be able to describe how to do curved inlay banding in jewelry box lids. Articles, Links etc…. anything helpful.

I have an idea of how its done, Please tell me if this is correct.

1. Draw the curved line to cut, Only I don’t know how aggressive is to much on the curves?
2. Cut the curved line out on the lid (project) using bandsaw so that you have two halves.
3. Cut strips of wood same thickness of lid so that it flows all the way through, only I’m not sure how wide is to wide on these strips for bending before they break? 1/16th – 1/4”?
4. Clamp both pieces of the lid together glued (using many clamps) with the cut strips of flavor sandwiched in between both lid pieces.

Am I on the right track with this?

Thanks
Randy

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs


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Sodabowski

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#1 posted 324 days ago

Depends on which way you want your curve, did you check out how guitar purfling is applied? It might help a lot. Check out on Youtube, Robert O’Brien has a TON of info on that matter there and on his website.

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Randy_ATX

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#2 posted 324 days ago

Randy,

One of my favorites has a link which will probably show you all you need to know.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83982

Good luck.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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LoydMoore

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#3 posted 324 days ago

If you subscribe to FineWoodworking, check out this video http://www.finewoodworking.com/how-to/video/the-coolest-cutting-board-ever.aspx

If not, here is a link to LJ discussion on the same project http://lumberjocks.com/projects/83570

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 324 days ago

Yes Randy, Loyd that’s exactly what I’m wanting, thanks for that link. I have been searching LJ’s like crazy and found nothing but not knowing what to put in the search field makes it hard. LOL

Thomas I’ll look into that as well.

Thanks

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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LoydMoore

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#5 posted 324 days ago

Happy sawing. I am considering making a similar cutting board for the local college’s annual athletics fund raising auction so I have those links bookmarked.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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rustynails

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#6 posted 324 days ago

Cool looking, simple, and a quiker project…. Thanks for posting/

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CharlieM1958

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#7 posted 324 days ago

Blackie, the way you described it is pretty much exactly how I did it on this box:

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Boxguy

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#8 posted 324 days ago

Blackie, I have some tips. Start with a board 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick. Keep your curves pretty shallow. Cut your inserted pieces about an inch wider than your board…they are all going to slide around when glued and clamped. Cut your strips extra long to accommodate the curves. For woods like maple, oak, mahogany, and other fine grain woods I have had good luck with strips planed to 1/8 inch or slightly more. I like light strips that border a darker strip with a third wood for the top.

If you really want this to pop, run the stripe around the box with all the corners matched. When you resaw the thicker board lay out the box from the point where the two ends meet in the center. The trick is to not cross the line where you cut the top off. If you do, the lines won’t meet.

I have had so many questions about this I’ll do a tutorial later next month. I am away from the shop for the next month.

-- Big Al in IN

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madts

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#9 posted 324 days ago

If the pieces are more than 1/8” thick cook them a little bit. Then they become like spaghetti and bend real easy
.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84838

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Blackie_

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#10 posted 310 days ago

Thanks Madts, Al and Charlie

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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