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Hardwood Edging - Part 3

25. July 2018 10:27

By: Scott Grove, Furniture Design: ScottGrove.com

Adding curves to any project substantially increases its complexity, and applying curved inlay compounds the process.

I’ll be sharing a new system that uses accurately-cut templates and template guides on a router, which allow you to cut on either side of the table field and hardwood edge seam. The same template is used to cut an inlay directly centered on the seam, as well as cut the outside edge that is parallel to the seam. Once set up, edging can be applied to any curve, precisely, perfectly, and very quickly.

There are many ways to sequence this system of templates; I have broken the steps down individually for easier comprehension for demonstration purposes. Once you have a good understanding of the concept, you can combine or rearrange a few steps and overlap cuts to speed up the process. I have outlined and illustrated a few variations in my handout and in my book: Hardwood Edging and Inlay for Curved Tables published by Schiffer Publishing.

By adding a fine detailed accent, inlays can take your work to the next level. Fine woven patterns and decorative designs can be created with just about any material to add just the right touch of WOW! and introduce an entirely new creative aesthetic to your woodworking projects.

In this demonstration, I will cover a wide spectrum of materials and techniques for a variety of alternative inlays, from fine silver wire filigree to natural translucent minerals, UV cured resin, mother of pearl from EasyInlay.com, turquoise, glow in the dark pigments, and synthetic stone.

Join me to learn more at IWF: Curved Joinery, Edges and Inlays on Friday, August 24th from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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