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Can someone tell me how this was done?

by RussellAP
posted 12-06-2012 03:43 AM


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 03:54 AM

Russell:

I have seen this done before in pieces of furniture and jewelry…..There used to be suppliers of turquoise in Albuquerque, New Mexico….They make a lot of turquoise jewelry there…Look under suppliers…..I’ve seen some beautiful work done out there by Native American Indians, but it’s pretty expensive…...

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 04:00 AM

Some of the suppliers of turquoise has instructions and videos on how to install it in your project. Try Craft Supplies. It’s turquoise powder mixed with epoxy, I think, rubbed into the crack and sanded out.

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 04:04 AM

@mip, That’s what I thought. I’ve been wondering if I have to crush my own rock and if it would come out blue or whatever color I want when I crush it. Mostly they look white when you crush up stones of any color.

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 04:11 AM

I believe the crushed turquoise is mixed with epoxy and used to fill the cracks, then sanded smooth. Epoxy may be colored or clear. The white you see is just dust. Get the crushed stone wet and the color comes right back.

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#5 posted 12-06-2012 04:11 AM

a good jewelry supplier
is where i found crushed turquoise
from powder to small gravel rocks
they will have the right epoxy for it too

the best looking ones i’ve seen
add some black to the epoxy
it brings out the blue

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#6 posted 12-06-2012 04:15 AM

I’m trying to find some course sand in several colors at the moment. I will have to get some clear epoxy. I have some walnut slabs that have beautiful rings and a crotch that needs something to dazzle. Filling it with blue shiny stuff might just do the trick.

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 04:30 AM

http://www.nightowlwoodworks.com

Ask fellow LJer, Nightowl, his website is above, and his work is awesome

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#8 posted 12-06-2012 04:45 AM

I’ve used this technique before in turnings. You work in small sections at a time and build it up. I pack small amounts of stone dust or powder into the crack or void and apply CA glue and activator then add more dust
and repeat until the void is filled just above the surface then sand until flush. check out www.arizonasillouete.com

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#9 posted 12-06-2012 04:55 AM

What I’d like to find is some sort of clear liquid filler that can be used on a crotch piece to fill it. I could lay the turquoise in that after it’s filled and let it dry, then finish with some CA glue or just more of the liquid filler till it’s slightly raised then sand it down.

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#10 posted 12-06-2012 05:10 AM

Russ,
you can get the turquoise here

How’s the turning going?

-- mrg

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#11 posted 12-06-2012 05:24 AM

@mrg. I just went broke, but you’re gonna see some serious stuff come outa my shop.

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#12 posted 12-06-2012 05:24 AM

That’s very cool. I might have to try that…

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#13 posted 12-06-2012 12:32 PM

I have gotten this same effect using “Z-Poxy” and blue chalk (for chalk lines). Lots cheaper but looks about the same.

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#14 posted 12-06-2012 02:23 PM

Take a look at this. In the comments I shared a little bit of how it was done.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/63286

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#15 posted 12-06-2012 02:35 PM

GOOGLE- inlace, they have all of the things you need for inlay epoxy and crushed rock.

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RussellAP

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#16 posted 12-06-2012 02:45 PM

@woodsmithshop, it takes you to a site called turtle feathers to buy and the quantities are measured in ‘drams’. I have no freaking clue what a dram is. They don’t seem to want to explain what a dram is on the site either.
For all I know it could be a thimble full or a 80lb bag.
It’s ambiguous even online,
A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).

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rance

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#17 posted 12-06-2012 02:52 PM

Russell, don’t use colored sand(ask me how I know). Smoothing it down will eat your tools alive. Use the Inlace or other materials. You can also crush your own rocks(softer rocks). Someone here on LJ made a simple rock crusher.

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#18 posted 12-06-2012 03:27 PM

the inlace I bought was in 4 oz, and 8 oz cans

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