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September 17, 2014

33…Let’s Install Wood Inlay Bandings

Wood Inlay Bandings – How to Install

 

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
Edgar Allan Poe…American Writer, Poet, Editor (1809-1849)

Cutting and Fitting the Wood Inlay Bandings

 

In this episode we are installing the decorative wood inlay bandings that we have created in the woodworking shop. The wood inlay bandings are going to be fit, cut, and installed into picture frames that are made from Cumala, a Peruvian wood. Since we are doing production work it is important to have a convenient setup and in this instance we have the band saw near the workbench. We are using the band saw miter sled to cut the miters of the wood inlay bandings. This allows for quick, accurate work. Once a miter is cut we simply turn around and touch up the miter on the sanding black to remove any possible edges. Then it is time to fit of the wood inlay banding. We simply work our way around the dado of the picture frame fitting the wood inlay bandings as we go.

 

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Notice on the workbench we have raised our working level another 20″ by utilizing a portable shop made tool tote. This makes our wood project easier to see and it also makes it more comfortable on one’s back. On the floor between the workbench and the bandsaw we have anti-fatigue mats which add comfort for the feet especially when standing for long periods of time.

When cutting the wood inlay bandings on the band saw miter sled notice how we keep the bandsaw bearing guides low. This is for safety reasons and also eliminates deflection of the bandsaw blade to provide a good cut for the miter.

 

Gluing the Wood Inlay Bandings in Place

Once all the wood inlay bandings are fit into the picture frames it is a matter it is a matter of gluing the inlay into place and allowing it to dry. When dry the picture frames will travel through the open drum sander to level the top surfaces of the wood inlay bandings and the frames. We will closely look over our wood project and apply a final sanding as needed working our way to 320 grit sandpaper. Then it is time to apply our favorite wipe on wood finish.

 

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  1. Thanks so much for Your fine video presentations. You have shown Me a lot about veneering and woodworking than anyone. Your speachles presentations are a joy to watch, and gives Me an intrest in doing these projects that I havent seen anyone ever do. I may be disabled, but with patience, I can do it! Thanks SO much. And a Merry Christmas, and a blessed new year!

  2. Howard…Thank you for being a part of this journey into woodworking. As time goes by we will being learning (together) more. Patience is like a muscle…the more one exercises it, the stronger it becomes. It is a vital element for the types of crafts we are taking on. Embrace it and it will reward you. Thank you for your contribution. Happy Holidays!

    “I will see it when I believe it.”
    Dr. Wayne Dyer…Motivational author and speaker (1940 – )

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