Veneer inlay work #2: Another glue up

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-01-2013 08:24 AM 1634 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Making your own veneer inlay Part 2 of Veneer inlay work series Part 3: An interesting link »

I set to work with some off cuts of Purple heart and Pine this time.

I made two individual sets, one set having Purple heart in the middle and the second the purple heart was on the outsides.

I glued them up aligned them and clamped them the put them both away to dry.

Once they were dry I commenced cutting them all up. I didn’t realise that I had not taken a shot of the process to get this far but I think you will get the idea.

Upon sawing the two sets up I rearranged them and with a simple jig and clamps.

Once they were set I needed to tidy up the sides on the table saw and ran the glued up sections through the drum sander to get them all flat so I could apply the Silky Oak sides

These two photos show one of the remnants of the sets and the resultant third glue up with silky Oak sides.

This is the simple jig I made

This is the raw finished block ready to band saw up

Its only a small piece suitable for some box work but looks good.


-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 03:38 PM

Looking good Robert. I have a block in the shop that looks a lot like yours.
It’s the left over from this project.
Tricky little devils to line up perfectly aren’t they.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 11-01-2013 09:43 PM

Good result Robert. You should get quite a few nice slices from that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-02-2013 01:26 PM

If you like inlay you should check out this link. The guy demonstrates how to many patterns.
The Journeyman and the Apprentice

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#4 posted 11-02-2013 08:31 PM


Thanks for the link, its certainly well worth watching if you are into making your own veneer.

Fascinating work I must say, maybe I will get to that standard with practice!!

Makes my little blog very bland after watching all the series!!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 11-03-2013 03:13 AM

I wouldn’t call that bland. In fact it looks really nice and you have the technique down pat. I just thought you might get some ideas from the vids that will keep it interesting for you. I haven’t made the first stick of inlay yet but your post here has got me itching to get started. Thanks for the post and I’m glad you enjoyed the tutorial.

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