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    V-Inlays in VCarve

    Any one tried doing one of these yet in vcarve? I'm planning to give it a try tomorrow if I have time. Below are two tutorials I've found on doing them.

    http://www.vectric.com/support/train...us/vinlay.html
    http://www.vectric.org/video/aspire4..._Procedure.pdf

    Attached is one of my samples I'm planning to run.

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    I believe thats the technique that Jason used to inlay Eric Claptons Signature in the headstock of his guitar.
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    I have not done inlays with that process. I have done the inlays with a pocket and fitted to size. This is on my bucket list.

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    This is on the same waiting list as the stacked text! Bookmarked and ready to be learned & practiced some day soon!

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    Yep, i have. It works awesomely (when you remember to reverse your inlaid part!).

    The process as described in the tutorials works great. The weird mathy stuff they do is to ensure that the inlaid piece doesn't bottom out in the V carving - this will ensure snug contact all around the top surface. It definitely helps to practice on some scrap since machine tolerances do have a bit of an impact here. It's a cool feeling when the mating piece just seats perfectly into position.

    Here's a shot of the inlay I did on my 335's headstock:

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    And this is the video I tackled it in:



    I regret not taking more pics of this process - i tried to describe it to a local woodworking guild last tuesday and it was tricky without more photos. Lesson learned!
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    I've looked at the process, but haven't tried it. I have a sizable stock of veneers and will do some inlay with it soon - cut a pocket of some shape, then do an outside cut of a contrasting veneer.
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    Planning to give this a try once I get a few house projects finished, found a decent tutorial on it, usual 20 ways to do everything explained along the way.

    Darren

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