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Equation to calculate angle for double bevel inlay or marquetry

01-25-2021 05:21 PM by Jeff Vicenzi | 2 comments »

The “double-bevel” inlay method is a scroll saw technique where two equally thick pieces of wood are stacked on top of one another, and cut simultaneously at an angle, with the idea that the piece cut out of the lower piece ofwood, will slide into the hole created in the upper piece of wood, thereby creating an inlay. This is often done in marquetry, using two thin veneers of wood, but it can also be done with quite thick wood (I’ve done it with 3/4” wood). If the angle is chosen correctly, the lower piece will fit perfectly into the upper piece, like a cork in a bottle, with no gap between the pieces. The angle required is a function of the thickness...

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