Holly strips and lines
See below for tips on making and fitting inlay
Strips - approx. 1" wide x 3 feet long; 1/16" or more thickness
Lines - Approx. 1/16" x 3 Feet long
Approx. 3 feet length
Available as approx. 1/16 - 3/32" width stringing or as 1" strips:
Strips: Approx. 1" x 3 feet
Per strip: $6
Bundle of 5 strips: $25 (5 for price of 4)
Bundle of 10 strips: $50 (10 for price of 8)
Add $10 for shipping regardless of order size
Bundle of 5 strings: $20 + ship
Bundle of 10: $30 + ship
Virginia Holly - I attempt to obtain only white holly but some discoloration may be present. I attempt to select out only the whitest holly. I use all of it in my work and do not feel that minor discoloration affects the aesthetic
Payment via check or PayPal: Include $10 for shipping cost and packing materials
or Check made out to "Maine Coast Workshop":
Between Oct 21-May19: Wm. Francis Brown, 411 Mt Haven Dr., Forest, VA 24551
Between May 20-Oct 20: Wm. Brown c/o Maine Coast Workshop 27 High St., Camden, ME 04843
Here's how I "thin" my holly for a snug inlay fit.......
You will need to thin the strips to the desired width. I do a lot of inlay and my technique is as follows: First I cut the inlay grooves; straight lines with a dremel tool and straightedge (with Stew-Mac base for the dremel tool), or a Lie-Nielson radius tool for curves. Then I "thin" the inlay strips using an oscillating spindle sander with a wood straight edge clamped to it to make a narrow channel. Pass a test strip through and make fine adjustments of the straightedge in order to fine-tune the width of the strips to fit snugly in the grooves. This is easier than it sounds, and after a bit of trial and error you will be able to make it work efficiently.
I am happy to help if you have any questions going forward.