Online Class

Decorative Inlay Techniques

$19.99$40.00

Transform your woodworking projects into distinctive heirlooms. Learn techniques for successful stringing, template work and even inlaying on curved surfaces.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kevin Rodel
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to inlay wood with confidence for beautiful results. With expert woodworker Kevin Rodel as your guide, you'll start with how to plan your cutting sequence and set up the depth and distance of your router. Next, discover how to create an inlay like a pro as you square corners with a chisel, cut your inlay strips to length, glue them in, flush your inlay to the surface and finish it. With these essential skills under your belt, Kevin will help you create more intricate inlay designs with a multi-insert pattern. Take your skills even further as you learn to create inlays for curved channels using two tried-and-true techniques: the laminate bend and the hot pipe bend. Plus, discover advanced methods for creating wood inlays on concave and convex surfaces.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Design & Materials
15:40
Meet your instructor Kevin Rodel, who will help you develop your decorative inlay techniques. First, he'll review the history of inlay and the artistic value behind your project. Then he'll demonstrate two different ways you can cut your own inlay bands if you choose to not purchase them ready-made.
2. Cutting Channels
10:45
3. Finishing Strip Inlay Design
16:03
4. Creating Templates
11:05
5. Tight Bends
22:46
6. Creating Inserts
30:17
7. Finishing & Advanced Techniques
13:06

Taught by

Kevin  Rodel
Kevin Rodel
Kevin Rodel has been a fine-furniture maker for 35 years. He has taught at furniture schools throughout the country, written numerous articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and co-authored the book Arts & Crafts Furniture: From Classic to Contemporary. His work has also been featured in several books on crafts and design, and he has exhibited at the annual CraftBoston Show as well as the Smithsonian Craft Show.

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