Furniture Project Inlays Are Often Installed Flush To A Surface But This Is A Process That Can Be Used To Add A Real Three Dimensional Sense To Your Work
Furniture project inlays are often installed flush to a surface but this is a process that can be used to add a real three dimensional sense to your work is article about Magazine bookmarked by bryan with ID 11989513152 was uploaded on 18-03-2019 and has been viewed 423,049 times.
Making Raised and Stacked Inlays Photos by Chris Kubash The multi-coloured ebony surfaces on this notice board frame are about 3/16" above the surface of the mahogany and the black ebony is an additional 3/16" higher again.
In fact, portions of the black ebony are not supported at all, which makes for a very interesting side view.I won't go into the construction of the frame itself, but suffice it to say I made it very simply, with bridle joints cut on the table saw a tad tight, and then planed the sides until the bridle joints fit perfectly.
I glued the frame and put it aside while I started working on the inlays.Preparing InlaysSorting through some scraps of ebony, I selected some that would be harmonious with each other and the mahogany frame.
I jointed one face and one edge and re-sawed a few 1/4" pieces on the bandsaw.I find that an inlay depth of 1/16" works well.It was also helpful to cut a three-degree angle on the ends of the inlay, narrowing towards the glue face of each piece.
I set my table saw to this angle and cross-cut the ends of the inlays.The tapered sides of the...