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#1 posted 06-03-2012 11:12 PM

puts on his rock carving hat: Soapstone grinds to a fine charcoal gray powder, but sands beautifully. I have a piece of alabaster that makes a white powder. I also have some brown soapstone but haven’t seen any since I got this piece. Serpentine would be green, usually like a dark forest green.

puts on his radio control airplane building hat: I’ve tinted epoxy using Testor’s plastic enamel. You only need a very small amount. Simulated amber would use yellow and red to achieve a slightly orange tinted yellow.

ONLY SOLVENT BASED colorings. No water based coloring (like food coloring) and you can use acetone or denatured alcohol, but never isopropyl alcohol (it contains water).

Personally, after looking at your photo, I’d not want to “busy up” that gap by doing a lot of stuff in there. The wood is the focus (again… my opinion). I’d be more apt to fill that void with black, knife grade epoxy and let the wood talk.

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