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First attempt at inlay

Here is what I did this afternoon. Only had a couple of hours so I thought hey I'll try to do an inlay.

As you can see I have tons to learn, but I am looking forward to it.



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Lots too learn??? Really?? Looks darned good from here.
What was your process?

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Lots too learn??? Really?? Looks darned good from here. What was your process?
It really does need some work. The picture quality suffered with the resize. I'll try to get a better picture up.

I printed a picture off the interwebs and use spray adhesive to attach it to the wood. I then used a combo of my colt laminate router and chisels to hog out the material in the pocket. I used a utility knife and chisels to cut the inlay. Glued it all in then sanded it flush.
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That's neat. Thanks for the info.
I don't think my Colt is trained well enough yet.
Great job.

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I was talking to a gentleman this weekend that had some very detailed inlays, lots of them. He said that he cuts them on a scrollsaw and has the blade on a slight angle. that way when he seats the inlay he has a bevel all around and eliminates gaps.

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I was talking to a gentleman this weekend that had some very detailed inlays, lots of them. He said that he cuts them on a scrollsaw and has the blade on a slight angle. that way when he seats the inlay he has a bevel all around and eliminates gaps.
Now there is a good idea.

I should have youtubed some techniques first. I remember watching David Marks do some similar to how I tried. His results were better. :) he has skills that I haven't got yet.

If I didn't use the router, how would I go about keeping the bottom of the pocket flat and at the same depth with hand tools?
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Although still in the 'router' class, I use my Dremel on a base for my inlay work. Works great.

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