How To Make Inlay Banding!

How To Make Inlay Banding!

How To Inlay Edge Banding! String inlay! Patterned Wood!

Inlay Banding Part 2!

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In this video I will help you improve your woodworking by teaching you how to make custom home made patterned inlay banding. I will show you how to make a inlay block that you cut into thin veneered and inlay into furniture. You can use the banding for inlaying a table top, inlaying a picture frame, boxes or cabinets. I used natural coloured wood such as padauk and maple, but purple heart, bloodwood, yellow heart, ebony and many other woods are great to use for inlay!

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How To Inlay A Table Top:

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  1. Marie Driskell on June 25, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    I’m very interested and very courious about your age, im 60. You are very informative and very great at your job. Thank you for making the videos.

  2. John McGrath on June 25, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Love it looks great! I really need to set up my bandsaw again.

  3. Russilver on June 25, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Buy CNC.

  4. Claire’s Crafty Corner on June 25, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Loved this Sean ! It’s my ambition to cut straight lines one day 🤣🙈 lol … really cool pattern ! Thanks for the inspiration xx

  5. Bill Basta on June 25, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks, great instructor.

  6. theduftmeister on June 25, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Great videos Sean. Subscribed. 👍 I’d rather hear you narrating than YT music, but that’s just me….. Keep up the good work!

  7. jim crow on June 25, 2022 at 9:21 pm


  8. Pooshon Banerjee on June 25, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Hard working genius!

  9. Craig Medvecky on June 25, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks, Sean!

  10. Ihab Tayeh on June 25, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    great work

  11. Jeff Crist on June 25, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Just found your channel. Nice work.

  12. Mitch Stott on June 25, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    You answered a lot of questions for me with this video. Thanks for posting this unique information.

  13. magnumtrooper17 on June 25, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    “Well I guess I can make rectangular banding for now…” -(Me regretting buying a small WEN bandsaw)

  14. Lynne Cunningham on June 25, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    What *lovely* work! It´s most impressive…I´ll bet everyone who sees it can´t believe their eyes, and when you tell them that you made it yourself—! At this rate, I can only imagine the kind of projects you´ll be making by the time you are 60 or 70!

  15. B H on June 25, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Brilliant! Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  16. Glenfiddich101 on June 25, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Great to hear someone talking in metric instead of inches all the time, a really great and clever informative video thanks 😁👍

    Just liked and subscribed too

    Glen 😁👍

  17. david osullivan on June 25, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    enjoyed that thanks very much. what TPI did you use on the band-saw to cut triangles???.

  18. Redsamme on June 25, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    You seem young, how have you managed to afford these tools? (not just the power tools, even those parallel clamps are expensive!) Or maybe you inherited some?

  19. April Degele on June 25, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Question: How do you keep the color of paduk after finishing? I’ve noticed that when I apply a finish to paduk end-grain, it goes very dark. Do you cook it like some folks do purple heart? Also, have you worked in American Holly (the whitest of wood)? It has very short but dense grain and it’s a beast to sand to a fine finish depending on whether you’re working in end-grain or not. I’ve also noticed that it takes on the sanded colored wood more than other woods. Any suggestions except taping?
    I’m planning on making edge banding with Pink Ivory (Yikes, I hope I don’t mess it up!), American Holly, and Ebony.

    Second question: Do you glue your exotic oily woods the same day you cut and sand? If you let it sit a day, the oils come out and it’s harder to glue. Well, not harder to glue, but they have a tendency to come apart. Have you ever used acetone to remove the oils before gluing? Has it ever been an issue if you let the oily exotics sit a day or so?

  20. Apple Pie on June 25, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Found you through the table inlay videos. This is interesting, reminds of japanese puzzle boxes

  21. Jeff Martin on June 25, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    very clever!

  22. RONY GAIOLAS SÃO LUÍS DO MARANHÃO on June 25, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Top meu amigo parabéns

  23. Michael Smith on June 25, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Absolutely brilliant mate 👍🏾👍🏾

  24. Matthew Phillips on June 25, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Another great Video Sean,
    Always a pleasure to watch you do your stuff, keep up the awesome work.

  25. Ryan N on June 25, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Idk this kinda don’t seem like its inlay as much as just assembling a butcher block. You want inlay go watch Craig Lavin on the stewmac channel

  26. Mike Curtin on June 25, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks very much. Very useful and helpful. Subscribed and thumbs up to crush a troll.

  27. Michael Doto on June 25, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Brilliant Sean! Your growing confidence in front of the camera is really showing, and your skill level is top shelf. I’m keen to see the projects where you utilize their. I’m grateful for your instructions as I am constantly learning.

  28. John Forrestal on June 25, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Great work and your directions were easy to follow

  29. Walter Rider on June 25, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    thank you

  30. Momo WR on June 25, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    It’s so much simpler than I expected. Perfect explanation. Thanks

  31. Eva Sanchis Forner on June 25, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Y el resto de dibujos?
    Solo haces uno!!!!

  32. Mark Brandtman on June 25, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Impressive!! 👴🏻🇦🇺

  33. Greg H on June 25, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Thanks Sean.. I’m one of the ones who requested you demo as well..

    On making the 45 degree triangles. I have the same jigs as you and one thing always annoys me.. When I make the 45 degree cut the right side of the apex of the triangle will have a little bulge, like a bump at the tip that runs all the way down the tip of the point from end to end. . Maybe a 32nd of inch.. Like a speed bump The rest ends up good.. It’s like the blade flexes ever so slightly when starting the cut then fixes itself. Just enough to make me sand each one.. Did I make sense? And if so have you ever seen that and resolved? And I , ahem, am lazy and use my resaw blade cutting them even though I have 1/4 in fine tooth blade. I just dread/dislike changing out the blades… I am reasonably sure my bandsaw is tuned up and not drifting.. Spent a lot of time working with that.. Also, I’m just a hobbyist and not the sharpest knife in the drawer just so you know..

  34. john taylor on June 25, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    To much fast talk. Just show what you do BUT slower

  35. Jacob Bakst on June 25, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    How do I accurately route out for the inlay?

  36. April Degele on June 25, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    As a relative newbie (I’ve only been woodworking for 3 years), I’d love it if you had a quick tutorial on how to make the sleds for the bandsaw. They seem easy enough, but the stop block is what I’m interested in because I tilt my bandsaw table all the time and have relied on my eye, which is actually pretty good, but not good enough to beat a stop block. What I use currently is the fence, placed on the other side and my eye.

  37. 4SG Steve on June 25, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Once again – Amazing stuff. It’s good to see that high quality work still survives – you have a great looking shop, and I hope you are charging appropriately for the caliber of work you’re doing…
    Rock on!!

  38. работаю дома К on June 25, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Неплохо но! Опасно и технологически слишком сложно. Есть другой путь гораздо проще и быстрее

  39. Frank Williams on June 25, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Nicely done Sean 😁. I think I need to order myself some more wood glue and get making some of these 😁. I think we could safely say these are "cool" (if your hip and trendy) so you could have worn the sun glasses again for this one 😂🤣. Nice job Sean, see you on the next one 😁👍.

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  42. James Gibb on June 25, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Loved this project. So simple when you break it down like this and such a beautiful result.

  43. Brad Remillard on June 25, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Excellent video. Love to learn more how to make other strips and inlaying. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Dennis Downes on June 25, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    Student- "I want to become a woodworker."
    School Career Counselor- "Do you have any patience or attention to detail?"
    Student- "NO!"
    School Career Counselor- "Maybe you should think about a career in plumbing!"

    Beautiful work Sean! DD

  45. C B on June 25, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Great vid, I hope other young men find this interesting and think about trying their hand at woodworking,
    even at my old ass age I am picking up ideas 😀

  46. alfredo zavala on June 25, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Exelente trabajo, q maderas usas?

  47. Eva Sanchis Forner on June 25, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    😋 puedes explicar más modelos

  48. TheDradge on June 25, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Appreciate your work here Sean. I did my wood machining apprenticeship back in the late 70s and it’s great to see stuff like this. Keep those fingers away from those blades! I remember sawing through some Russian pine and the bandsaw didn’t like it when it hit a bullet embedded in the timber!

  49. Kingsley Killoran on June 25, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Another excellent video, been waiting for this since the inlaying edge banding coffee table three years go (whatever happened to the coffee table? did you keep it or was it for a customer?). Just re-watched that video, it’s amazing how far you and your workshop have come since that wooden wheeled cart covered in old paint tins haha.

    You made the making of inlay banding look so simple (i’m guessing it’s not though), I will definitely have a crack at this in the next week. I don’t have a bandsaw or any power tools but i do have a very fine cutting Japanese dovetail saw. Sooo yep… watch out blisters my old friends, my hands they are a coming for you 🙂

    Fantastic video and thanks for sharing 🙂

  50. HeliRy on June 25, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun to make. Just wish I had a bandsaw though. I’d end up turning a LOT of good wood into dust doing this on the table saw 😕