Inlaying Dogbones

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Project by RJ2 posted 01-20-2009 05:40 PM 3464 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I do not like sharp lines when inlaying so I usually go with my Dogbones. Here is a 9 ft marble table I did with them also added a Mahogany strip around the inside .


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#1 posted 01-20-2009 06:04 PM

Nice to see something other than butterflies…Great job : )

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#2 posted 01-20-2009 06:16 PM

Looks great. Where can we find more info on how to do this type of joint?

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#3 posted 01-20-2009 06:31 PM

I have no idea. I started with an inlay/bushing set up from woodcrafters and that was a joke. So I drew what I wanted got a 5/16 straight cutter and made a bushing and collar to fit the router then made the inside and outside templates. I will try and take a picture of my jigs and bushings. You can use a regular delta template guide and fit a find a sleeve collar the width of the bit. In my case a locking shaft collar worked perfect. take the allen screw out and peen the bushing till the collar slips on and off and spins free. I always make my templates out of lexan. Very fast . I can make the 1/4 ” thick mahogany plug and do the recess in the oak in 2 minutes.


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#4 posted 01-20-2009 06:56 PM

Can you show me a pic of how you peen the bushing over?
I think I know but am not sure why you ditched the allen screw(s)???
p.s. where do you get lexan cheap enough for templates? ( maybe a stupid question)

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#5 posted 01-20-2009 07:09 PM

Love the Dogbones! Never saw them before. Very nice! You do an excellent job with them. Something for me the shoot for. Thanks!

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#6 posted 01-20-2009 07:37 PM

Great minds often think alike (-; A couple of years ago I too did not like the looks of the “traditional” butterfly inlays so I made a template quite similar to yours for inlays that give mechanical support the l sections of a circular bezel on a clock face I designed. Mine were on the back side so no one sees them unless they open the bezel. I have since done heart shaped decorative inlays and thought about doing mirrored clover leaf patters and others.
I use 1/4” masonite for the templates.

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#7 posted 01-21-2009 04:47 AM

That looks awesome…. well done.

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#8 posted 05-21-2022 08:50 AM

Nice work!
It would be very interesting to see your templates, and how you use them.

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