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Single wrap inlay or trim band?

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How are they done? I have a hard enough time wrapping 6 or 7 turn trim bands on a small diameter blank. I really like the subtle look of single turn trim bands or inlays but can'y figure out how to to start or finish them.

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using a trim band under the guide in the center of the underwrap as an example. Apply the underwrap to within about 1/4 inch of where you want the inlay. Then take the inlay thread and lock it in by wrapping under the underwrap thread for 1/4 inch. Start the inlay wrap just after the underwrap thread goes over it. Go around with both threads 1 more time than the number of inlay wraps you want (twice if you want to end up with 1). Now hold the underwrap thread tightly pulled down and unwrap the inlay thread back. this will get the inlay thread back under the unerwrap thread to lock it in. Pull the inlay thread tail down the rod and wrap over it with the underwrap thread for 1/4 inch. Pull the inlay thread up and out of the way and finish the underwrap and using a pull string , lock the underwrap in. Go back , burnish the entire wrap and be sure to get out any space where the inlay starts and stops. Cut the tails off the inlay thread with a razor.

 

You do the same on the end for a thin trim band. Lock the trim band thread in about 1/4 inch from the end , put in one or two pull thread loops. Do the the 1/4 inch overwrap of the inlay thread. If you chose to put in two pull thread loops , pull the underwrap thread back under with one and lock it in. Do the trim band with the other thread and use the other loop to pull it under the 1/4 inch section and lock it n. Alternately , you could have used one pull thread loop if the trim band is wide enough to lock in the underwrap thread then just use the one loop to pull the trim band thread under.

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Salt', is there a video that shows what you described in your post (above) on single/trim wraps? I learned a bunch at the CT rodbuilders seminar, mostly by seeing the real thing. The next best thing is video. What would you recommend?

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For an inlaid single thread you can simplify things and save yourself a couple of steps. This way is done with the inlay as a loose, hand-held 12" or so cut piece of thread; not with the inlay thread coming off a spool under tension. Insert the accent thread 3/8" or so before where you want it to occur by holding it butted against your in-progress wrap and continue wrapping over it. You can give it a little pull after a few turns if there's any loose end showing at all, and get it snugged under and continue wrapping over the inlay thread (which is now being held taught, parallel with the blank, with a bit of masking tape at its end) until you reach the point you want to see it. Untape the inlay and take a turn around the blank as the next turn of your main thread turns alongside of (and beyond) the inlay and then continue overwrapping the tag end of the inlay (now again held parallel with the blank) for a quarter inch or so. Stop here, cut off the inlay close to your wrap, and continue the wrap right on over the cut end.

 

No ends to trim at all and two less "burrs" to worry about smile.gif

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