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10-21-2013 01:02 AM

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.

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#1 posted 10-21-2013 01:26 AM

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

-- Ken from Ontario

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#2 posted 10-21-2013 02:01 AM

The body is sapele and the inlay is basswood.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#3 posted 10-21-2013 04:44 PM

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

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#4 posted 10-21-2013 05:15 PM

Distrbd, I’m anxious to see your results.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#5 posted 10-21-2013 05:50 PM

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

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#6 posted 10-21-2013 06:36 PM

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

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#7 posted 10-21-2013 08:15 PM

Inlay finished.

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#8 posted 10-21-2013 08:23 PM

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

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#9 posted 10-21-2013 08:32 PM

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. :-)

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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#10 posted 10-21-2013 08:45 PM

Nice look on the box there !!!

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

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