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Epoxy Inlay #2: another one

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 956 days ago 1646 reads 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: carving and first layer of epoxy Part 2 of Epoxy Inlay series Part 3: drill and fill the eye »

here is the finished inlay with the handle on the lid. It still has a little ways to go until it is complete but it’s getting there.

I also said in the last entry that I would include my next inlay because it would have more carving in it. Here it is. A little back ground story to it. We have a family friend who ordered 3 boxes from me for the Christmas holidays. She also did some very nice things for my wife and oldest daughter. Since funds are a little tight around the house I decided to make her a box. I knew she liked peace signs and started with that. I started search for idea’s with different peace signs and came across a turtle peace sign. For some reason I knew that was it, even though my wife was not to sure. Well come to find out, her spirit animal is a turtle and she wears a bracelet with a turtle and a peace sign on it everyday. Do you ever just KNOW that your design is right for a certain person? That’s what happened here. These pics detail the carving and the the epoxy fill. As before I will post the finished inlay once it is done. I am just going to post these pics because I described most of what I did in the last entry. The only difference is that I use a 1/8 inch dog leg chisel to flatten the bottom of the inlay. I picked it up at Klingspore for about $15. Here is their website. http://www.woodworkingshop.com/


I tried the suggestion from the last entry. I don’t have a torch, but I did have a old bic lighter. It seemed to work. I think I may invest in a small torch. I also want to try the lacquer thinner trick to see which works better for me.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks



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patron

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#1 posted 956 days ago

this design is a winner joey

you are doing nice work

a world of possibilities await

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 956 days ago

is the lighter to help the epoxy flow out better, or to cure it quicker?
what about the flammability of the epoxy?
and what is lacquer thinner used for?

-- Smitty!!!

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#3 posted 956 days ago

smitty

here is the link to the first of this series
where it is all explained

http://lumberjocks.com/JoeyG/blog/26663

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 956 days ago

This is going places…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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#5 posted 956 days ago

Thanks for helping smitty out on that patron. I went out to get a cheap propane torch this morning with the idea of doing a few more inlays today. Well my wife went with me and decided we needed a new kitchen sink and facet. So I have been installing that all day. After dinner I will get a picture of it sanded down and find out how much that lighter actually did.

I don’t know what else I can really add to this blog, except finished boxes so unless there are any questions I think there will only be one more episode of this one. There will be some inlay work in my ambrosia-birdseye maple blog http://lumberjocks.com/JoeyG/blog/26523, about the journey of a board through my shop on it’s way to becoming a box.

As always thank you all for looking and if there is any questions or suggestions they are welcome.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#6 posted 956 days ago

As you can see the lighter didn’t work as well as I hoped it would. No worries. I will just mix up a little epoxy and refill. I also forgot that I need to give my little turtle a eye. I will show how I do that in the next episode. I guess I am not as close to being done as I thought. LOL

I just used a little water to give me an idea of what it will look like with finish on it. I think the colors are great.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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#7 posted 956 days ago

thanks David, I have a heat gun, that may be a little safer than a torch, thinner may be safer too.

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 955 days ago

Great work Joey!

It is going to be a winner.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 955 days ago

I will have to look into the casting resin. That’s what I love about this site, everyone is working together to share experience and come up with better ideas. And I am grateful. I will let everyone know how it works and maybe expand the blog if it is better. Thanks everyone

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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