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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Episode #115 - Inlay Series Part 3: Cutting the Motif



This episode continues exploration of an inlay process that combines techniques from marguetry and the standard router inlay kit. A scroll saw is used to cut along the leaf central vein. The leaf parts are then recombined with 2 inch gummed paper tape. Because the veneer blanks were orientated 90° to each other, when recombined we now have the grain orientated approximately 45° off the central vein. At the close of this episode we will be ready to use the router inlay kit to cut out the veneer leaf insert.

9 comments:

Handi said...

David,

Not Bad work so far my Friend. Waiting to see the other parts when you route them out, never done it that way, As soon as i get my Computer working better and all, And get some of these videos burnt off when my burner is working, I'm going to do a few more videos myself on the Scroll Saw.

Just haven't been feelin up to anything lately, haven't been feelin all that great! but anyway, Just wanted to send you a note, Doing pretty well with that!

Handi

David Pruett said...

Handi -

Very good to hear from you my friend! Thanks for the kind comments. I'm trying to get the series up as quickly as possible. Lots of video work and, honestly, some degree of reshooting footage as it is easy to get off track.

David

Handi said...

David,

In my experience, don't shoot for professionalism unless you are planning on tryin to get a Lead for your show.

That's what sets Podcast away from TV Cast. You are you, you present yourself and Materials and the likes how you want it to be presented.

As long as you get your Point Across and your viewers understand it, this is all that matters, if you need extra footage, by all means, you can always do a PiP on your cast and voice over or something to explain what you did wrong.

Showing what you done wrong and how to correct sets you upfront of the professionals. As you know Professional TV Shows never show what they done wrong. This is another adventure that sets us Podcasters away from TV.

We are our own Boss, we do our own projects or revamp one from a Mag, but they are ours, we are in the spotlight in our own way lol.

Anyway didn't mean to rant. You are doing Great. The presentation of your work and how you are showing it is great. I hope to have a few more videos out one of these days, don't know when thou, My burner isn't working and no money to fix it so I can burn my Home videos off onto DVD, so I'm Stuck with a Drive full of videos and all til I can burn them which means no room for Audio or Video Podcast til then..

I can't wait to see what you are putting this Inlay in, this is gonna be another video for me as well on my Scroll Saw is showing how to Inlay on the Scroll Saw, bet it's gonna look awesome.

Handi

David Pruett said...

Handi -

You put a huge smile on my face! Thanks again for the kind words and support. No high aspirations coming from my shop. I just do this because I find it enjoyable. I admire your enthusiasm!

David

Handi said...

David,

Not a problem my friend, all of us varity woodworkers has to stick to gether and support each other!

It helps us become better woodworkers, carvers and scrollers. Knowing and learning from others and taking the critism in the best manner to help better our projects.

So if you fail at one, you can always do another better then the first with the advise and the critism from your fellow community!

Handi

Handi said...

David,

Been meaning to tell you and I forgot bout it til just now...

Took me a little thinking on my Part.. But the Project wood that you sent my way, I have found a Use for it.

As soon as I get some Ink, I'm going to Design a Pattern for you to cut out and send it to you in thanks for sending me the wood.

I just thought I'd let you know, now I'm not sure when I can get it done and when i can send it out, but I just wanted to let you know that I finially thought of something that'd suite you and your Shop Perfectly, well in my opinion anyway!

So once I get the Ink to print out my Patterns I'll get started, if not this month, it will be next mostlikely.

Kinda wish I could do a Podcast on it, but I may have to Do a Pictorial, takes less room with Pics.

Handi

David Pruett said...

Handi -

Very cool! I would be honored, however I know for sure my scroll saw skills are no where near yours so keep that in mind! I do love a challenge though.

I am curious what you end up doing with the project wood . . . I will keep an eye on your blog!

David

David Pruett said...

Handi -

As usual, you bring up some salient points. I like your comment: "Not a problem my friend, all of us varity woodworkers has to stick to gether and support each other!" The camaradiere of the internet woodworking community is very supportive.

David

Handi said...

David,

From watching these past videos you are handling the Jigs and the Scrollsaw Really well.

It takes practice, and believe me I never had that much lol. I've had a Scrollsaw for a year before I even touched it 2 times. Then it broke and had to replace it.

Then I started out simple with my Christmas Ornaments, after I got the Hang of the twist and turns and 90's and all, I started the big stuff within about a month Maybe 2 months.

So maybe it comes Natural to me or maybe it's just all that work I've done with my Hands when i was younger Paid off, who knows, but I'm quicker then most starting out with this kind of hands on stuff.

It will be a Slow process, a learning process as you go along in your Journey.

Thanks for the comment as well.

That Scrollsaw Pattern will be Really Simple, it will primarly be a Stack Cutting to make the process go along quicker and to keep everything pretty much Identical.

So if you are interested in Trying it, I will see if I can make the design and save it and post it on my Blog. But as I mentioned before, Until I get some ink for my printer I can't do anything, My Printer has 6 Different Inks, and if one is gone, it won't print til I replace that one that's empty.

So hopefully I can get it this month, I'm eager to get back on the Saw!

Handi