Turquoise inlay

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Project by DetroitReds posted 09-10-2011 03:54 PM 1973 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt with stone inlay. I learned mostly about the importance of wearing nitrile gloves when using crushed stone and CA glue. Just about lost my fingerprints on this one. The wood is some offcut of oak (I think) that I found at the bottom of a pile somewhere. A fun little board that we use for camping and traveling.

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 05:34 PM

Never thought about using crushed stone for inlays. I like the accent.

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 05:35 PM

Great start, caught my eye! I’ve thought about it, possibly with quartz or whatever is in my region of the country,

And it sure beats epoxy filler! lol

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 09-12-2011 02:57 PM

Looks great, I really want to try this on a project in the near future. Is there are reason to use CA glue over epoxy for this purpose? Speed?

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#4 posted 09-12-2011 03:42 PM

For small areas, an epoxy mix may result in wasted epoxy. CA is more efficient.
Here is a mesquite box done with CA and crushed turquoise.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 09-14-2011 02:44 PM

Thanks Gene.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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