Table Saw Special Operations
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4-20. Some simple inlay work can be done by cutting
surface kerfs and then filling the cuts with strips
of contrasting wood.
in forming simple inlays is to cut kerfs (Figure
4-20), with a saw blade or dado head, and then fill the
grooves with a contrasting wood (Figure
4-21) that is cut to fit. Working in this manner, you'll
have a tight, professional looking fit when the inlaid strips
cross each other. Warning: Inlays are formed without the
upper saw guard in place so work with extreme caution.
4-21. You can inlay wider strips if you do the kerfing
with the dado accessory. Click on image for larger view.
the kerfs that run in one direction and inlay the strips.
Then cut the crossing kerfs. The second set of inlay strips
will form perfect joints where they cross the first ones.
Always cut the inlay strips so they are a bit thicker than
necessary. You can sand them, after installation, so they
will be flush with adjacent surfaces.
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