|Project by junipercanyon||posted 1071 days ago||1051 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This was my very first turquoise inlay. I had no idea how to do this so I went online for some research at
www.rockymountain-twist.com, which is where I got the idea from, and they had a link posted to another wood artist that has a great how to artical on his website. I used my dremel and a razor blade to carve out the design and then set crushed turquoise and copper shavings in with super glue. I had some doubts about using super glue, it just seemed to easy and cheap—-but it worked great. I leveled out the stones with my dremel tool and everything just polished up perfect with some hand sanding. The inlay flows perfectly into the wood. This limb is super twisted and I made a mistake and drilled through where I didn’t want to—a few cuss words later and then realizing this was only my second attempt at a lamp I calmly set it to the side untill I get motivated for it again. I learned an important lesson with this piece though…..drill your holes before the hours of sanding are involved “just in-case” you drill through where you didn’t intend too!!!!
-- Juniper Canyon Design