LumberJocks

String Inlay

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by DKV posted 264 days ago 868 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View DKV's profile

DKV

3056 posts in 1089 days


264 days ago

I really like string inlay and I build it into most of the boxes I make. Sometimes I’ll need just a piece of inlay and I’m too lazy to get out the jig I use to cut thin strips. As an example the box I’m currently building I only needed a couple of pieces to finish the job.

I’ve marked a line on my throat plate that is about 1/128” larger than 1/8”. I line up the edge of my board and cut a strip. The 1/128” allows for fitting and I can easily sand to a perfect 1/8”. To do 1/16” inlay I guesstimate 1/2 of the line. Works pretty good.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.


10 replies so far

View distrbd's profile (online now)

distrbd

971 posts in 1031 days


#1 posted 264 days ago

I like it,what kind of wood are you using for strings?it looks like birch.

-- Ken from Ontario

View DKV's profile

DKV

3056 posts in 1089 days


#2 posted 264 days ago

The body is sapele and the inlay is basswood.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

View distrbd's profile (online now)

distrbd

971 posts in 1031 days


#3 posted 263 days ago

I am in the process of building 4 trinket boxes ,will copy your idea but without the vertical cuts(no offence just a different taste I guess), don’t have Basswood or Sapele,all I have is some Cherry for the body and some white Birch for the inlay.

-- Ken from Ontario

View DKV's profile

DKV

3056 posts in 1089 days


#4 posted 263 days ago

Distrbd, I’m anxious to see your results.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

View distrbd's profile (online now)

distrbd

971 posts in 1031 days


#5 posted 263 days ago

I’ll be working on it,this is the first one I did a couple of days ago using Steve Good’s scroll saw pattern just to practice a bit of scroll sawing and the vintage look:

-- Ken from Ontario

View DKV's profile

DKV

3056 posts in 1089 days


#6 posted 263 days ago

Holy sh-t! Very nice. I’ve thought about a scroll saw. Which do you have?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

View DKV's profile

DKV

3056 posts in 1089 days


#7 posted 263 days ago

Inlay finished.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

View distrbd's profile (online now)

distrbd

971 posts in 1031 days


#8 posted 263 days ago

I thought the first pic in your post was the completed box and the vertical lines were there to stay that way but now I see the final product I love the look, the criss crossing lines complement each other.well done,
BTW,I have DW788 scroll saw.

-- Ken from Ontario

View DKV's profile

DKV

3056 posts in 1089 days


#9 posted 263 days ago

I really like the double bevel marquetry that some folks do. I might ask the wife for a DW788 for Xmas. It will go with my table and miter saws. :-)

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

View DaddyZ's profile

DaddyZ

2372 posts in 1625 days


#10 posted 263 days ago

Nice look on the box there !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase