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How do you make 45 degree cuts in herrigbone cutting boards?

I want to make walnut inlays in a maple board as shown below. How might I make the necessary cuts? P.S. this picture is from -- https://herringboneboards.com/boards/maple-herringbone-board-with-...
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Embedding/Inlaying a gem into wood

I am making a couple of purpleheart earrings. I want to embed an amethyst gem into each one. I have a couple of concerns though. The wood is so dark that I feel it will make the gem seem dark once it'...
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How could I repair this crack?

I have an antique wooden box which has a nasty crack in it. There is a very dark brown material that seems to form the background of the image and which I would need to fill the crack (I think). Here ...
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Tips for Simple Inlay of Brass into Walnut

I'm wanting to try building a simple clock like (Image credit - www.aliexpress.com) My question is about the brass inlays. From what I've found on the web, the process is drill perfectly circular ...
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What are the ideal traditional tools to use for creating an inlay?

I know how I can create one kind of fake inlay. I would like to know what is involved, at least at a basic level, how one creates inlays using traditional techniques and tools. What tools could I ...
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What wood type is appropriate for creating custom inlays?

I want to create an inlay of my fiancee's initials for a cutting board I am making for her. For the inlay pieces, however, I'm not sure what wood I should use. Because I am a slight beginner and don't ...
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Would an inlay affect the structure of an end grain cutting board?

I am in the process of creating an end grain cutting board which is made up of Maple only, but would like to decorate it by inlaying other types of wood into it (Walnut for example). The cutting board ...
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How can I make this faux inlay?

I was looking for pallet inspired projects and I came along this picture of a small box. It has a nice clean inlay of a scorpion. Image from LumberJocks Many users on the forum, where this picture ...