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Hello,
Here is a jewelry box I made for my daughter this Christmas. The box is made of maple and walnut, with an inlay I made of various woods.
The inlay was made from a series of templates that were made using photoshop to define where to cut. I have a detailed procedure on how this was done at my website: dmasterman.com at the 'How to Make Wood Inlay Templates'
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A few other similarly made inlays are also at the website, at the 'Projects' link.
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Well done, good job! I'm sure she really loves it, too. For those who aren't going to visit your site, how did you cut the inlay pockets and pieces?

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Great job!
I bet she still has that box 30 years from now!
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I love it . What a great idea for an inlay

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Nice box. I hope you will be staying around here for a while. You do great work. Welcome to our virtual saw dust pile.

But please update your profile (see Edit Profile - upper right on this screen) to at least include your first name so it shows to the left of your posts. We already have way too many members with N/a as their first name. We like to be more personable than just calling you N/a. More information will tell us what tools you have so it will sometimes help us answer a question that you may have in the future when we try to help you with a detailed answer.

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Thanks for the kind words. I'm new, as you surmise, yet have enjoyed the site quite a lot! I haven't figured much out about how it works, but I'll get it soon. I think I've added my name. I wrote a lot of other info, but it was all deleted for some reason. I'll keep trying.
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"For those who aren't going to visit your site, how did you cut the inlay pockets and pieces?"

Get a photo, load it into photoshop. Adjust the image size to what you want for a final inlay size, plus a bit of excess for screw holes.
For each individual part, make a path. Now for the KEY THING -- set the stroke for the path to account for the router guides and bit thickness. I show you how to do this. The printout of a layer's worth of paths is used with carbon paper to trace what to cut out on your template material. I show what I do after that.
Well, that's the skinny! Hope it makes any sense. I only expect vector graphic people to know most of this. Almost all my grandkids know this stuff. Hope this helps -- or your grandkids do!

I'm thinking of redoing the website to make it more understandable. Any and all input (interested in helping) is welcome. I don't have streaming video knowledge, nor equipment. Stills are good.

Thanks for the tip on looking at my profile. I'm new to the site
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Love your inlay work. Great job
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That is stunning work! Thanks for posting.
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Nice work! I'm looking forward to getting into my inlay my self. I admire you guys that cultivate the creative side.
My biggest hang up is that I make my living out in the shop so I don't really get to play or create what "I" want.
Look forward to more of your projects Dave.

You all have a great new year.

Kind regards,

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