Author Topic: String Inlay for Federal period tappered legs.  (Read 5336 times)

edstuckey

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String Inlay for Federal period tappered legs.
« on: November 15, 2006, 03:16:49 PM »
Should I use 1/32" or 1/16" holly string inlay for the mahogany legs? I have been looking at pictures but it is hard to determine the size of the inlays.

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Ed Stuckey

Note. This is for a Federal Card Table, New York Style.
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ttalma

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Re: String Inlay for Federal period tappered legs.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 11:00:47 AM »
I use 1/32. This is also real convient because you can buy Holly in 1/32 sheets. Also in the FWW 180 Steve Latta lists his source for 1/32 dremel bits.

I took the card table class with Steve at the Old mill, If I can be of any help let me know. I read the FWW article and they glossed over alot. You can also try emailing Steve he is very helpful, but sometime hard to get ahold of.

-Tim
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edstuckey

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Re: String Inlay for Federal period tappered legs.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 01:38:53 PM »
Tim,
Thanks for the information. I have all the spiral bits. I can also set them with scratch stock.
Steve used 1/16" inlay (1/32 holly plus 1/32 ebony) on the table in Finewoodworking, that's why I was asking the question.

Ed