Inlaywork

The general term inlaying covers the practice of inletting any one material into another material of different colour or composition, but more specifically wood inlaying is divided into intarsia, in which relatively thick sections are set into suitable depressions cut in the groundwork/ substrate, and marquetry, in which the pattern is built up of veneers or materials in veneer thickness and applied to the groundwork as an overlay. Confusion often persists between the two terms, for marquetry pictures which adopt a naturalistic approach are sometimes known as 'intarsia pictures', but in practice it is better to confine the term inlay to intarsia or cut-in work, and marquetry to veneered work.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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