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Here are progressive pictures as I am inlaying turquoise in the lamp.
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#1 posted 05-27-2009 09:56 PM
I was wondering how you inlay the turquoise do you hand carve it or use a router or do you place it in natural defects.The turquoise almost seems powder form, It must be plentiful in your area.
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#2 posted 05-28-2009 02:05 PM
May I ask (or is it a “trade secret”?) if that is actual turquoise mineral or is it some sort of turquoise colored epoxy, or something else (guessing, here!).
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#3 posted 05-28-2009 03:20 PM
We ise natrual defects or cracks that are alread in the wood, then we use a dremel tool to widen them out and clean them up a bit. It is real/natural turquoise. We buy by the pound from a supplier in New Mexico. We pay $160 per lb. It comes in a large chunk and then we crush it. We start out by filling the grooves with larger peices then we fillin the gaps with smaller ones and I also crush it to a fine powder which gets all the liitle nooks and cranies filled
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#4 posted 12-04-2012 01:45 AM
once the turquoise or malachite is inlayed, does it sand flat? then resealed after that?
thanks great work…
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