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12-28-2020 08:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question router

Looking for a source for a variety of router inlay templates (specifically a cross for a cremation urn inlay)

Thanks in advance.

-- Andy - Seattle USA


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#1 posted 12-28-2020 08:15 PM

Lots of interesting things at Tarter Woodworking.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#2 posted 12-28-2020 08:19 PM


Lots of interesting things at Tarter Woodworking.

- HokieKen

Looks like a good source. Of course, for just a few dollars more†, you could invest in the Shaper Origin and your inlays would only be limited by your imagination.

† OK, a lot of dollars more.

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

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#3 posted 12-28-2020 08:25 PM

And then a lot more dollars on top of those ;-)

But, Rich reminded me how I got my inlay template for my maker’s mark:

Which was to hit up a buddy with a CNC and have him cut me one in some 1/4” acrylic. If you can’t find the exact size/design cross you need, post on here. I imagine someone with a Shaper Origin or a traditional CNC can accommodate you :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#4 posted 12-28-2020 08:40 PM


Which was to hit up a buddy with a CNC and have him cut me one in some 1/4” acrylic.

- HokieKen

Excellent idea!

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

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#5 posted 12-28-2020 08:53 PM


Lots of interesting things at Tarter Woodworking.

- HokieKen

Yep. Thanks. Just got off the phone with them. They have a 3 layer cross kit for $22 that can either layer or make a cross 2 3 or 4” tall. seems like a plan since you really get multiple possible combinations.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#6 posted 12-28-2020 09:02 PM

for my string and berry inlay I make my own. Not hard to do. These are simple ones. More complicated ones as Ken has said.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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#7 posted 12-28-2020 09:05 PM


Lots of interesting things at Tarter Woodworking.

- HokieKen

Yep. Thanks. Just got off the phone with them. They have a 3 layer cross kit for $22 that can either layer or make a cross 2 3 or 4” tall. seems like a plan since you really get multiple possible combinations.

- Andybb

Very nice. I’ve always liked their multiple layer system but haven’t been able to convince myself that I’d ever use any of them more than once. I guess if I had a broader audience/customer base than just close friends and family I’d be more inclined.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#8 posted 12-28-2020 09:10 PM

I guess if I had a broader audience/customer base than just close friends and family I d be more inclined.

- HokieKen

Ha. I have the same audience/customer base as you do but the base is getting smaller cuz they’re dying. 3rd urn this year. Best friend’s wife but he wants a cross and I ain’t good enough to do it perfectly with a chisel and don’t know anyone with a CNC. I could use my laser engraver but want something nicer. Known her for 40 years so I guess she’s worth the $22 plus $6.95 shipping. :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#9 posted 12-28-2020 10:05 PM

I scroll saw my own, not hard to make

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#10 posted 12-28-2020 10:22 PM



I scroll saw my own, not hard to make

- Davevand


Not for you! :-) My scroll work is as bad as my handwriting.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#11 posted 12-28-2020 11:13 PM

If the cross is all you are doing, you could easily do that with a couple of straight edges and stops.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#12 posted 12-28-2020 11:56 PM

Andy will need a template that does both the cavity and the inlay though. Not as simple as straight edges and stop block unfortunately. I have made templates with a scroll saw as well. Lots of sanding to get a usable template though… Sounds like Andy’s about on par with me when it comes to that :-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#13 posted 12-29-2020 01:51 AM

Since the cross is made from 2 rectangles, I seems like it would be fairly easy to make the inlay pieces, perhaps even on the table saw. You would just have to round the corners on the ends of the inlay pieces to fit the pocket.

BTW Kenny, I always wondered how you got the inside corners on your makers mark inlay sharp (not rounded) using a router?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#14 posted 12-29-2020 01:58 AM


If the cross is all you are doing, you could easily do that with a couple of straight edges and stops.

- Lazyman


Thanks for the belief in my skills but this is definitely a job for a template. I’ve used my Whiteside/Rockler inlay kit for countless butterflies. Wouldn’t attempt it any other way. Double-sided tape, cut the hole, cut the insert, done. Plus, a 3” multilayer cross would look classy. Well worth the $22. :-)


Since the cross is made from 2 rectangles, I seems like it would be fairly easy to make the inlay pieces, perhaps even on the table saw. You would just have to round the corners on the ends of the inlay pieces to fit the pocket.
- Lazyman

I know from experience that is not as easy as it sounds and I’d spend hours setting it up. Then I’d have to set it up again after testing it on my practice piece. Way too much work and opportunity to screw it up, which i have been known to do, vs $22! Tape, cut, cut done!! 15 mins tops. I’m lazy, Lazy!

Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that’s because he will find a better way for $22 :-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#15 posted 12-29-2020 02:01 AM

An inlay template with an inlay bushing can cut the inlay and the pocket using the same template such that they fit perfectly. Corners in the pocket are squared with a chisel. The other option is to round the corners of the inlay. It all depends on what look you’re going for.

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

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