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JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Scott Lees (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: May 14, 2020 05:52AM

Hello,
Can you mix thread sizes for inlay work? I am practicing JTOB and my leaf inlays don’t show well. I am using size A thread, I am going to try using D for the inlay, and A for the main Wrap. It seems like most of the tutorials are done using size D thread.
All opinions are welcomed.
Thanks

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Re: JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Brett DeNicola (---.sub-174-251-70.myvzw.com)
Date: May 14, 2020 11:29AM

It would probably sgow better using d main and a for the leaf

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Re: JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Brett DeNicola (---.sub-174-251-70.myvzw.com)
Date: May 14, 2020 11:31AM

Though not sure if you will be able to see it in the branch or other inlays laying against d thread

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Re: JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Brett DeNicola (---.sub-174-251-70.myvzw.com)
Date: May 14, 2020 11:33AM

Sorry for spamming this thread. Try twisting the inlay thread i forget which way ccw or cw.

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Re: JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Scott Lees (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: May 14, 2020 08:00PM

A little more practice, changed colors and I think It is much better. I was doing Lime green Main wrap with Black inlay I switched to Black Main wrap with Lime green inlay. Metallic green trim band. Thanks for the advise the twist helped when doing the Counter clockwise leaves.

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Re: JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Tim I. Johnson (---)
Date: May 15, 2020 11:21AM

Scott,
Try doubling the main thread( use 2 threads) and doubling the inlay thread, also continue wrapping a second revolution, line up the second "leaf" so it starts in the middle of the previous "leaf". Hope that made sense?
TJ

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Re: JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: May 16, 2020 01:10AM

Scott,
As you apparently discovered, I have found JTOBs generally look better if the main thread is darker and the inlayed leaves are lighter; it seems to hold true with modified JTOBs as well. I use various forms of JTOBs frequently and have not experienced any issue with them “showing” with either A or D thread.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: JTOB Thread Size
Posted by: Scott Lees (---.twcny.res.rr.com)
Date: May 17, 2020 08:33AM

Thank to all, I will also practice those techniques.

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