OF THE VENEERS: In this stage the preparation
of all the materials used in the inlay is carried out,
namely the veneer is cut and smoothed (wood, mother-of-pearl,metals,etc.),
the bottoms milled and then, where necessary, paper is
OF THE PACKETS: A separate packet is prepared for every
wood, colour and material in which the contents of the
different packets to wood, metal, horn, bone etc. are
ASSIGNMENT OF THE DRAWINGS: The drawing corresponding
to the cut is assigned to each packet. This is a very
important stage because it is the stage of joining the
parts of the inlay depends on the matching of the various
materials and/or colours.
CUTTING THE PIECES: The cut is then performed
using a saw-bench, jigsaw or any other cutting precision.
The outlines are cut with the greatest precision. The
tolerance of the future assembly is therefore given byby
the thickness of the outline, which must be the finest
RECONSTRUCTION OF THE PATTERN: After the cut,
the pieces are arranged on a tray in order of insertion.
SHADING: Various technique can be used to give
an impression of relief to the inlay. The most commonly
used procedure and the one which achieves the best results
is that of shading using red-hot sand. The sand is heated
to a very high temperature (about 300 degrees C.). The
section of the pieces of cut veneer which is to shaded
is held with claws and immersed in the sand.
DRILLING AND PREPARATION OF THE BASES: The base
to be veneered is prepared by drilling the outline of
the drawing which is to be created. Immediately after
the base is placed on a sheet of glued paper larger than
the pattern to be assembled.
ASSEMBLY: Finally each cut piece is precisely
insert into the base with the help of a scalpel point
in order to construct the definitive pattern.