Decorative inlays inlay kits

Creating Alignment Marks

WHAT you're doing:

  • Drawing alignment marks on the base material.  By definition the base material is defined as any piece of wood that an inlay will be put into.

 

WHY you're doing it:

  • To align the templates as you build the inlay.  All of our inlays require multiple layers.  We use the alignment marks to ensure proper placement of each template as you build the inlay.

 

HOW to do it:

  • IF building an image select either the cutout layer or any template that has the general shape of the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Position the template over the area of the base material where you would like to build your inlay
  • While holding the template securely in place, use a pencil draw the two circular alignment marks on the base material.  I like to trace out the shape of the image as well if I have a cutout.

HOW to do it:

  • IF building an Ornament select Pattern 2 of the ornament being built.  If building a Heart or Star select Pattern 2 if inlaying Pattern 1 into it.  Select Pattern 3 if inlaying Pattern 1 or Pattern 2 into it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Position the template over the area of the base material where you would like to build your inlay
  • While holding the template securely in place, use a pencil to trace out the shape of the ornament.  Notch where the alignment marks will be placed. Use the edge of the template to extend the "Plus" alignment mark.

Using Alignment Marks

WHAT you're doing:

  • Using the alignment marks, drawn on the base material to position the next template.

 

WHY you're doing it:

  • To align the templates as you build the inlay.  All of our inlays require multiple layers.  We use the alignment marks to ensure proper placement of each template as you build the inlay.

 

HOW to do it:

  • IF building an image align the circles in the alignment mark cutout as you use double sided tape to affix the template to the inlay material.

HOW to do it:

  • IF building an ornament position the template by aligning the plus sign on the base material with the lines on the template.