Inlay Made Easy: Blank Cutting
How to design, create, and shade a precise inlay blank of veneer
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CEO turned furniture-maker Mark Laub shares what he calls “parlor tricks” for designing, cutting and fitting intricate inlay. In this video, he shares some straightforward techniques for making an aspen-leaf inlay blank and adding definition to the veneer with hot-sand shading. You’ll see how to cut the inlay blank using several carving tools with different sweeps. Laub carefully maps out the piece and uses the same tool with the same sweep when cutting a paper pattern, the inlay blank in veneer, and the cavity that holds the veneers.
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Mark Laub, a professional woodworker, embellishes almost all his work with traditional inlay and double-bevel marquetry, using everything from wood veneer to old piano keys. He shows how it’s done in this multi-part video.
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