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I'm a hobbyist woodworker who is interested in learning inlay techniques. Can anyone offer me advice regarding the use of 1/16" straight router bits for grooving for string inlay? I'm trying to decide whether it's better to use hand tools, i.e., shop-made or Lie-Nielson's inlay tools, or to make the groove with a router.

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Get a copy of the book Creating Beautiful Boxes with Inlay Techniques by Doug Stowe. It will have every thing you need.
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Hi JPMcC

You can get 1/16" router bits but they brake very easy, I would suggest the small saw blades for that job,,it will take the work out unlike the router bit..
The blades are 1" to 1 1/4" diam.(Dremel type) they make and sell a small hand saw holder for the blades...

Amazon.com: Dremel 670 Mini Saw Attachment: Home Improvement

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I'm a hobbyist woodworker who is interested in learning inlay techniques. Can anyone offer me advice regarding the use of 1/16" straight router bits for grooving for string inlay? I'm trying to decide whether it's better to use hand tools, i.e., shop-made or Lie-Nielson's inlay tools, or to make the groove with a router.

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bobj3,

What is the best way to make long straight line cuts using the Dremel saw attachment? Does the attachment have a depth adjustment and what is the saw blade's kerf?

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Hi John

" depth adjustment " well yes and no, you will see a slot in the plastic part that you can put a small screw in place with a nut and lock washer that you can use for adjust for a depth stop.

Very small kerf,the slot will come out very clean.
You may want to stack two blades up to get the 1/16" you want to use for the inlay strip..


"straight line cuts " many ways to do that but I would use a guide board, something for the attachment to rub on to keep running true...

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Dremel 225-01 Flex Shaft Attachment
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It's Just a bit lighter and you can guide it essayer

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What is the best way to make long straight line cuts using the Dremel saw attachment? Does the attachment have a depth adjustment and what is the saw blade's kerf?

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Welcome, John!
You might want to check on finewoodworking.com. I did a search there on "inlay" and here are the articles that came up ...

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On some of the articles/videos you have to be a member to view, but they have a 14 day free trial you can use to view them.

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