various platters with inlay materials

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Project by Andy Needles posted 1625 days ago 2003 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all,

I’ve probably made over 100 of these freeform platters, using local cutoffs with voids, and other inprefections. I use as much local material as I can, including Shells, abalone, big sur jadeite, malachite chrysocolla, and brass shavings. More pics are at my website . It would be great to hear from others that are also inlaying in voids.

-- rustic andy

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#1 posted 1625 days ago

That’s an eye popper wow

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#2 posted 1625 days ago

Very nice!!! I’ve been toying with giving this a try. What are you setting the stones with?

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#3 posted 1625 days ago

Great idea and fine inlay!

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Andy Needles

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#4 posted 1625 days ago

Troutguy- I use epoxies and then patch with CA glues

-- rustic andy

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#5 posted 1625 days ago

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#6 posted 1624 days ago

How do you sand the inlay material? Same as the wood?

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#7 posted 1624 days ago

These are very nice pieces.

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#8 posted 1623 days ago

John- I use softer materials (malachite, chrysocolla, shell etc.), and sand carefully. I end up wearing out sandpaper rather quickly. Using the edge of an RO sander works rather well.

-- rustic andy

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