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  1. Design & Plans
    Hello everyone! I am planning out a project I'm going to start soon and I want to know how best to order the inlaying and finishing steps. So my project is going to involve staining ash and carving a relief for a crushed opal inlay. Where I run into problems is gluing the inlay. If I glue...
  2. Wood Finishing
    Hi, I'm making a small box and matching picture frame for my daughter-in-law. Maple with a simple, straight line, 1/4" mahogany inlay. I'm looking for advice, caution, video, etc. re. lining such an inlay with a thin metal (brass? copper? other?) strip How do I adhere the metal to the wood...
  3. Project Showcase
    I recently had an opportunity to do some parquetry work on a project. The client wanted to spruce up some thresholds in his place and was open to suggestions. I proposed inlaying a parquetry pattern and he liked the idea. The pattern I chose was a traditional Moroccan repeating geometric...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Has anyone done this. The technique is to load Urethane resin with powered metal and then pour it into the precut inlay channels. When it is dry sand it back down. Has anyone tried this. Do you have to prepare the bottom of the inlay to give a key? How does it stand up to wood movement?
  5. Design & Plans
    I have about 15 live-edge table top slabs that I will be attaching 'hairpin' style steel legs to. The issue that I am having is that some of the slabs warped during the drying process, and so I couldn't plane the bottoms totally flat. So, a given slab might vary in thickness from 3" on one...
  6. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I'm looking for any tips or tricks to help with an inlay project. The overall project is a small, two door jewelry cabinet with a peony inlay. The vine will be in the cabinet doors while the bloom will be on the top. Because this is for a 7th wedding anniversary gift (copper being the...
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello I am a begineer attempting my first dining room table. My plan for the top is to use 5/4 solid oak edge glued (after squaring on a router table) and using a glass inlay. I was planning on having about a 3/8 thick 8 inch wide glass piece inlayed down the middle of the table (about 3/4 of...
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