Letter Inlay Technique
See how to cut, bend, and inset holly stringing to form letters
In this video, you’ll see how to inlay letters and personalize a piece you’ve made. You’ll see how to lay out the letters, use carving chisels to cut the grooves, and how to cut and curl the straight-grain holly stringing to fill the grooves using a hot iron. This technique works for straight stringing, curved inlay details, and for irregular shapes such as letters with serifs and variable thickness.
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