To those unfamiliar with inlay bandings, making them appears tedious and time consuming. But for a few exceptions, this is not the case. Bandings do require precise and accurate component preparation (the two are not the same), a lot of clamps and only a little patience.
Put simply, most inlay begin as stacks of contrasting species, and that is the case with four of the six bandings on this table – the lower, vertical apron and top edge banding and part of the cuff banding. From these stacks, slices are taken at various angles and combined with linear strips of thin wood to form the complex, visually appealing bandings, or they can be used to make lineal bandings.
Join me as I turn stacks and strips into spectacular inlay in today’s article (for 360 WoodWorking subscribers only – you need to be logged in).
— Rob Millard
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