I have been working on the inlay on the executive desk I am building. I am using a walnut inlay between the maple veneer panels and cherry frame.
Inlays can be beautiful, but they require precise work and a lot of sweat equity.
I routed out a 1/8 inch groove in between the hardwood edge and veneer.
Routing the lines required accurate measurement and setup.
I then inlaid a thin strip of walnut that I planed down to size.
I next hand planed and scraped the surface until it was flush.
Hand planing and scraping next to a thin veneer is super sketchy, but the result is worth it.
Next, I will sand and finish it…