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    mshacklady
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    I’d like to make some handcut inlay. Once I take a slice of the inlay block, I’m guessing I need to flatten one side (to glue into/onto the piece). I’m scratching my head a bit on how to do that. I’m picturing a jig where you can place a piece of inlay and run a plane over the top and it will flatten and thickness the inlay to some set amount.

    any ideas?

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  • Arek
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    Inlay thicknessing jig

    Paul Sellers shows a simple jig in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlkinMSfn_g

  • Bill
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    Provided you cut it thin enough (close enough to final thickness), you can simply plane it in place with a #4 to thin it to final dimensions.  Otherwise, you’ll just have to plane longer!  I try to go to about 1/16th of an inch with the bandsaw – or I’ll use the Lie-Nielsen thicknessing tool to thin it out.

    Hope that helps.

     

    Bill

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