Inlay accoutrements

At January’s meeting, we discussed and looked at examples of inlay material that included mother of pearl, abalone, brass, reconstituted stone, and some of the equipment choices available.  Because we managed only a little time working on the prepared inlay purchased from DePaule Supply, we will spend our time at this month’s meeting (February) completing it and learning how to cut our own inlays out of mother of pearl. Please join us; the fun’s just beginning.

Here are some photos from January’s meeting:


Different types of inlay materials displayed


A variety of inlay equipment including aquarium pumps.


Mother of pearl samples


Prepping a premade inlay-within-an-inlay


Here, the outline of the inlay is scribed into ebony and highlighted with chalk.


My favorite tool: Stewart-McDonald’s new lighted plunge-router base for Dremels.


Closeup of excavation to accommodate the inlay


It is easy to achieve accuracy with this new router base.

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