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Inlay #1: Table leg top face detail

02-13-2013 06:37 PM by unisaw2 | 6 comments »

This is a project from a Fine Woodworking article. Sept/Oct 2009 #207, page 70 by Garrett Hack. I am learning how to do inlay. So far I have found that sharp tools are a must. Good light with a magnifying glass are necessary for my relatively old eyes. This is small detail work. I started with a drawing to determine dimensions for an inlay on the top face of a table leg.After I was happy with the drawing, I carefully laid out the dimensions and cut the recess 1/8” deep. Most of the waste was taken out with a trim router and ¼” bit. Finished up with sharp chisels. ..My shop made Thickness planer. It uses #5 bedrock jack plane to make very thin strips to an exact thickness. T...

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