Wood Inlay For Beginners—How To Woodworking
Wood Inlay For Beginners—How To Woodworking
How to inlay a wood bow tie, Dutchman joint, or anything else with straight lines! Simple tips and tricks to get perfect results, even if you have mistakes that need fixing.
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Narex chisels: https://amzn.to/2JKgY2q
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Marking knife (not exact one in this video, but I have this one too): https://amzn.to/2XNJI48
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Glue tray and brush: https://amzn.to/2XWoCff
CA glue and activator: https://amzn.to/2JOppJN
Blue Spruce chisels: https://bluesprucetoolworks.com
Thank you for the tip on dust and CA with activator, exactly what was looking for!
Awsome vid. Thanks for sharing 👍
There are many similar projects in Woodglut’s plans.
"make it easier to slide in when I go to pound it in" …Ive a dirrty mind… lol
CA Activator = is that just water ?
When using CA glue at home, it’s known that it uses humidity to harden; so if you’re in a hurry then you can breathe on it (being very careful to not inhale the fumes), or even bring the project over to the nearest sink and run the hot water to create mist. These will harden CA glue quickly.
I think you should consider making a small Blacktail inlay for all of your pieces! Even if its hidden on the underside. Just my opinion (a fellow woodworker and a fan) but your inlay says so much about the caliber of your work and while you are always so comically humble I just can’t imagine you boasting about your work. This signature is so nice that it shows its self off.
As a finisher with over 30 years experience, sawdust and glue are the most amateur way to fix gaps and mistakes. I have fired people in my shop who insisted on using wood glue and sawdust.
The second you apply a stain you can tell it’s a lazy fix. When the patina develops over time it becomes more and more obvious.
One of the best tutorials, I have watched
Just wondering… could you just make it like a stamp and stamp it?
Why not use the chisel first and then the router?
Cam, thanks for talking about patience and explaining how the elm and walnut dust can help us recover areas where we were a little too aggressive! I really appreciate and enjoy your videos.
how did you make the piece to inlay, just jigsaw or something else? thanks
"If you’re on YT you’re probably not a professional…… " What a weird thing to say
Fantastic! That table is gorgeous. Question, maybe you answered already, when putting the dust in the gaps did you simply mash it in where there was yellow glue? I couldn’t quite tell exactly how you did that.
Very impressive work. I am a woodworker by trade and have yet to really have a good go at the inlay.
How much did you charge for this table
That’s an ingwaz rune, that’s pretty cool
Curious where the insert came from/ how it was made. Are they small individual pieces glued together?
what a beautiful table
I’ve been watching your videos and I’m so amazed as to your craftsmanship. I know you was a helo pilot by trade from your video posting, but did you ever work in the construction trade? how did you learn your woodworking skills?
I know this is an older video, but that is the coolest part of your channel. The oldest video is still relevant for newer workers.
Now my question which is probably a known thing….. what does "leave a proud " mean ? Can it/ should it be used in other applications when woodworking?
Hey, that’s a freemason symbol!
Great video! Thanks for the info! I’d love to see how you made the inlay!
Around 4:10, that little square ‘island’ in the inlay recess was what I figured might have blown out because of the very short grain, but if that had happened, you could have taken it and glued it into the hole of the inlay piece and then glued the whole thing into the recess. The fact that it didn’t is a testament to how sharp the chisel is.
I think it would be really cool if you added your logo to all of your tables like on the bottom side as a signature or if the customer wanted you could do it on the top!
plan book woodworking .
That’s not an inlay, that’s an insert. Beautiful work BTW.
"When you’re a professional you’re not on youtube" -Blacktail
How much epoxy did you use there?
Beautiful work and very clean. It just irritates my OCD that the center block isn’t completely square.
I don’t do much woodworking at all, but may get into it a bit soon. This video make it look achievable. Thanks!
It would be a lot of work but I think it would look amazing with that trim up and down both sides. Looks almost like a Nordic rune – which also would looke kick ass along the edges of a table.
How did you get the cut out done like that? I know it’s an older video, but it’s very intriguing
"16th of an inch" imagine not using mm, its honestly sad just hearing it.
Very nice, when I’m working with chisels, I usually put on cut-protection gloves, because .. well I’m sometimes clumsy. They are not 100% fool proof, but it makes maybe a hard to see microcut on the skin what otherwise would have been a deep cut..
I keep hearing Will Forte. Did anyone ever tell you that you sound like him?
So all I gotta do is give my girl a slight bevel so I can then slide & pound it in? Thanks man!
Excellent video. Thanks!
hahaha love the bit with the sawdust and glue. i used to make furniture and used a wax/dirt combo (yep dirt off the floor) to hide those tiny nooks and crannys
thanks for the pointers!
I was wondering if you put a discrete Whitetail Studio inlay on each of your tables you make?
I like the idea, like many woodworker/furniture makes put a small signature or brand into their pieces.
Edit: you answered this question at the end of this video. Sorry.
Great job. One question. How did you make the ”X:es”? 😎
Love this – really helpful, thanks! When you’re chiselling, do you judge how vertical the chisel is by eye, or is there a knack to it?
Is the "bowtie" joint a trademark item for you, or is it public domain? If someone were to do similar joints, would they need to develop a different shape?
I’m currently learning woodworking I just have a question using the router, it look like you were going very deep in path but my teacher like us to do small amount little time which I never have patience for it. And multiple pass means more chance of mistakes. So I guess my question is is it ok just set up router depth and do it in one pass?
I think every woodworker has used the sanding’s of a project to fill imperfections, as noting is ever perfect.
Unless you’re Donald J. Trump. lhti…
So does anyone know the point of the inlay? Is it purely aesthetic or is there a specific purpose for them? 🤔