One the greatest aspects of woodworking is that there are always new things to learn. When I began building furniture, I set my sights on a few complex projects which I figured I could build when I had gained experience. The closer I got to building those pieces, the more I knew how much I … Read more
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A common router bit and simple jig yield a jewel of an inlay piece.
By Rob Millard
From the October 2011 issue #192
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I ’m in awe of the cleverness of period woodworkers. Working with simple tools, they created objects of art that have stood the test of time. Of particular interest to me are the inlay bandings produced during the Federal period (1775-1815).
VIDEO: Watch Rob use his special inlay knife.
WEB SITE: See all of Rob’s free videos, as well as the DVDs, tools and inlay supplies he sells.
CLASS: Take a class with Rob.
TO BUY: “The Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour.”
IN THE STORE: “Fundamentals of Inlay: Federal Table Leg” DVD.