I recenlty got a new a DeWalt 20″ scrollsaw and bought a couple of books that take you through a series of skill-building projects, and it’s been quite fun.
I’ve reached a point now that’s not covered in any of the books I have. I’ve used the bevel cutting technique for inlaying a single piece into another. What changes do you have to make in this technique if you’re going to be inlaying 2 (or more) different woods into a base? I’ve experimented with taping three layers together, for example, then cutting my pattern out with a 2-degree bevel. If you call the layers T(op), M(iddle), and B(ottom), then when I’m done with the cut, M inlays nicely into T, and B inlays into M, but B is too loose for T.
I’ve seen inlay projects with *many* different woods, so obviously there’s a technique that works. Do I simply increase the bevel angle? –or is there a completely different technique? Can anybody point me in the right direction?