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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 07-07-2013 02:01 AM 748 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-07-2013 02:01 AM

I’m wanting to do some inlay on a table top and I’ve some 1/2” x .40” thick banding. I assume expansion would reak havoc on this or the top if i proceeded. Would that be the case? If i couldn’t use that, would 1/16” stringing be okay?


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#1 posted 07-07-2013 02:10 AM

You are mixing numbers here. Is it .04”?
That would make it the thickness of relatively thick veneer.
You shouldn’t have to worry about expansion if that’s the case.

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#2 posted 07-07-2013 02:11 AM

Oops misplaced a number. Yes .040. Even going cross grain it should be okay?

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#3 posted 07-07-2013 02:26 AM

I don’t do inlays in solid wood so maybe someone else wil be more help. How long is the run in cross grain?

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#4 posted 07-07-2013 02:33 AM

about 14/15”

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#5 posted 07-07-2013 02:20 PM

I should mention its an african mahogany top with maple banding.

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