I decided to try my hand at deep inlays in end grain cutting boards. Since I’m guaranteed to mess this up a few times, I made some mockups with scraps. And sure enough, I’ve messed up a bunch of times. I’ve learned to double check bit geometry instead of relying on importing manufacturer files and to make sure the piece is sufficiently clamped down, for sure. Along with a bunch of other lessons in flattening and keeping things flat. Finally got to and end product, and its so messed up I’m not sure what to do.
I followed this video: Deep inlays VCarving detailed tutorial with Vectric VCarve - YouTube
And came up with this:
The problem is, when I went to glue up the plug barely fit. Nowhere near enough clearance to slide in, let alone allow any glue squeeze out. Resulting in these:
I can see clearly that the plug is just oversized… the only way I made it fit at all is using 4 bessey parallel clamps and giving it hell. The piece is only 6" across… that was a lot of force.
Anyways, I followed the tutorial more or less exactly and I’m not sure what to change for a better result. You guys got any pointers?