Rob Millard

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Woodworking: Learn Something New Every Day

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...

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Diamond Banding

A common router bit and simple jig yield a jewel of an inlay piece. By Rob Millard Pages: 34-37 From the October 2011 issue #192 Buy this issue now 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...

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Learn to Inlay Like a Pro

For the entire month of June, or until it’s sold out, ShopWoodworking.com is offering the perfect Father’s Day gift. It’s called the Fundamentals of Inlay Value Pack and it’s currently on sale for $99.96, saving you $60 off the regular price of $159.96. The kit includes: Line & Berry String Inlay by Router DVD...

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Federal Furniture

Years ago I discovered Federal furniture and knew that with beautiful veneer, superb inlay and simple carving, this would be my furniture period of choice. By Rob Millard Pages: 57-61 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now Federal furniture has much to offer woodworkers. In addition to the traditional joinery, there...

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Basic Inlay Techniques

Simple techniques and small details can add visual interest to your projects. By Rob Millard Pages: 57-61 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now Inlays, even simple ones, can add a great deal of visual interest to a woodworking project. Unfortunately, too many woodworkers have never tried inlay due to its...

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Federal-style Inlay: Bellflowers & Stringing

Small pieces transform your work from austere to awesome. By Rob Millard Pages: 49-53 From the August 2009 issue #177 Buy this issue now Signature features of Federal-style furniture include bellflowers and stringing that often adorn furniture legs, but are also found on table aprons and tambour doors. Bellflowers have regional characteristics. There are...

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Inlay for Curves

A trip to the hardware store yields clamps that put the bend in inlay. By Rob Millard Pages: 46-49 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now Inlaid bandings are a time-honored technique to embellish furniture, as are curves. Combining the two is surely a way to take your furniture to the...