Interlacing Floor Inlay

By Stilwell | Created March 27th, 2019 | Published March 27th, 2019

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A classic, angular interlacement with continuous grain direction. Ready to be inlayed into a wood floor. 17.5" x 12.5"

1 hr 30 min

Intermediate

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Flooring

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Interlace_inlay_pocket.svg
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Interlace_inlay_Left_and_Right.svg
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- 1/8" - 1/4" hardwood (1-2 species) - Hardwood floors - Wood glue - Double Sided Tape - 1/4" and 1/8" bits
- Shaper Origin - Planer - Bandsaw - Sander - Calipers - Flexible metal scraper
1. Resaw and Plane your material down to the desired thickness (1/8" in my case) 2. Use plenty of double sided tape to hold down your parts as you cut them out to a 0" offset using an 1/8" cutter. **Note: There are two different sets of pieces for this design; Left & Right and Top & bottom. You'll need two of each. I've included a file that holds both LR and TB called ALL if you want to cut them together like I did in the second photo. 3. carefully pry up your pieces from the tape with a scraper or putty knife. **Note: It helps to make a pencil mark (X for TB and 0 for LR) on the back of the pieces to remember which face goes down. I suggest keeping them in separate stacks to avoid confusion later on** 4. Place pocket file in your desired location. 5. Using calipers, measure the thickness of your pieces and set cut depth to that measurement. 6. Change to a 1/4" cutter and pocket all areas. 7. Change back to an 1/8" cutter and switch from pocket to inside cuts for all areas. Cut to an offset between 0" and -0.004" in appropriate passes. I found -0.004" worked best for me. **TEST FIT PIECES AS YOU GO** 8. Spread wood glue evenly inside the pockets and tap in all the pieces. 9. Once dry, sand flush and apply finish.

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