I’m experimenting with a couple different color inlays today in preparation for my goblet finish. I have some spalted maple that has huge worm holes in it, so much so I couldn’t turn the inside very far at all.
I have the holes filled with wood puddy, but not flush to the surface. I left about a millimeter or two for the inlay.
This will be stained with a blue dye in shellac after several coats of Charles Neil Pre Color Conditioner.
The first inlay is blue turquoise crushed stones, under 1 mm in size, combined with turquoise powder, and some darker blue glitter. I used medium CA glue on this with a layer of black sand under it held on with thin CA glue.
The second inlay is red coral stones smaller than 1 mm mixed with powdered copper which is red and a bit of purple glitter. This is a smaller hole so I filled it with black sand and the mix above then flooded it with thin CA glue.
I’ll post pics later after they dry and I’ve sanded them down.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.