Cutting shapes out for inlay

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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 12-03-2017 01:36 AM 521 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2017 01:36 AM

I’m going to make an attempt at an easy inlay job for an Urn I have to make.

I am looking to make 6 butterflies with an 1/8” bordering around the perimeter of a contrasting wood.

Given that my skills are mediocre at best with this type of work ; Would the best course be to put the two pieces together and cut them out at the same time with a fret saw?

They will be overlapping so luckily I can have a kerf enter the perimeter and it will be hidden under the next butterfly.

I have a knew concepts saw, what would be the best blade for this job?

Only looking to make them 1/8” thick at most.


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#1 posted 12-03-2017 02:42 AM

My favorite blade for my Knew Concepts fret saw is Pégas No. 3 Modified Geometry. Smooth cuts and can cut a tight radius.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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