Bend Inlay Bandings Around Turnings

Bending inlay bandings around a small diameter turning can be difficult to keep the inlay from breaking.

Heat works better than soaking or steam if the right kind of glue was used to make the inlay.

Use a 3 inch diameter short piece of cast iron pipe (a connector works) and place it in your vice. Use a propane/mapps type of torch to heat, then slowly bend the inlay around the pipe.

Use gloves to protect your hands. Contact Matt Furjanic for inlays and advice on which to use with heat or water to bend. Matt Furjanic at