Best way to make inlay banding

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Forum topic by TheCaver posted 03-26-2009 09:50 PM 1423 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-26-2009 09:50 PM

Anyone have ideas on the best way to make this:



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#1 posted 03-26-2009 09:58 PM

With a computer and a credit card. :-)

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#2 posted 03-26-2009 10:01 PM

You would probably have to glue it up in a long blank then slice it off with a bandsaw.

Sounds like a LOT more trouble than it is worth.

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#3 posted 03-26-2009 10:08 PM

Charlie’s way is the fasteest and easiest:-))

You need to make lots of little strips, blocks and veeners; glue them up in the pattern and cut them off with a fine tooth saw. Inlay them a bit proud so you can sand them off flush. Don’t sand too agressively or you will build up to much heat on the banding.

Inlay with a bit of a bias to the bottom of the track will allow you to achieve a “no gap” inlay line.

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#4 posted 03-26-2009 11:00 PM

Glue up strips as a slab then slice off sections afterwards. This similar method is used to make the small blocks that are use to make the rosettes around classical guitar sound holes.

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#5 posted 03-26-2009 11:47 PM

Here is a video by Keith Cruickshank that may help.

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#6 posted 03-26-2009 11:47 PM

here is a good site to check out. on this page watch the 2nd video and it relates specifically to your question. its just a matter of figuring out your pattern and angles.

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