The idea of metal inlay was born from the fact that wood does crack and often times has natural voids and crevices that don't always look good in finished pieces. Rather than trying to hide the imperfection, it is now possible to enhance the defect and bring attention to the void or blemish in a positive light.
Metal Inlay Techniques for Woodturning and Woodworkingcovers all aspects and details of successfully inlaying metals like copper, brass, bronze, pewter, etc. into your woodworking or lathe-turned artwork during your very first attempt. Techniques that have taken the author years to streamline are now condensed into a highly concentrated seminar on DVD.
Professionally written, edited, videotaped and authored, Metal Inlay Techniques for Woodturning and Woodworking reveals all the secrets for a technique that has added a signature style to the author's work who now adds metal inlay to wood whether it is, in fact, blemished or not.
Metal inlay techniques will add value and beauty to your woodworking and / or woodturning and will save your valuable timber from the landfill or burn barrel.
Getting Started (The Basics)
Involves inlaying copper into a simple project with natural voids and explains the basics of materials and tools and quick tricks and tips on controlling the application.
Carve and Inlay (Advanced Techniques)
This chapter focuses on hiding natural cracks and crevices found in wood by enhancing the surface with carved fluid lines. Techniques and tool control for power carving are closely illustrated with close-up videography.
Laser Engraving and Inlay (Alternative Ideas)
Inlaying can also be applied to flat furniture work as well by laser engraving images into your work. The author shows an example of this by inlaying a motif into a sample drawer front. Ideas on obtaining images is covered in this chapter as well.
Understanding Your Materials (Troubleshooting)
This DVD would not be complete without this chapter. Troubleshooting a problem is often the most time consuming chore when learning a new technique. The author freely shares his solutions to common problems that may be encountered while learning the art of metal inlay. Metal Inlay Techniques for Woodturning and Woodworking will make a great addition to your woodturning or woodworking DVD library.
About the Actor
Born and educated in New York, Ted graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan with a BFA in Illustration. He practiced illustration for 16 years while actively woodworking as a hobby. He has studied the human figure extensively through drawing and appreciates the subtle nuances of contour found in all of nature. He now applies those subtle forms and curves within the medium of wood by carving and inlaying metal which gives his work a certain fluidity and movement and adds a unique signature to his woodturning.
Ted has been practicing woodturning full time for the past 12 years. He is well known for his skills in turning elegant peppermills of various designs for sale at fine art and craft shows along the east coast. He also demonstrates turning his signature peppermills and metal spins candle cups for local woodturning clubs and regional and national woodturning symposia. He is the the author of the popular Making a Peppermill Focus on Design and Making Candlesticks Seeing the Curves as well as the Co-author of The Heating with Wood DVD Set