LumberJocks

Turquoise Inlay

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Rusticman posted 1751 days ago 2670 views 3 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Rusticman's profile

Rusticman

49 posts in 2028 days


1751 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: inlay turquoise epoxy walnut checks cracks finishing sanding rustic modern tip question trick

I have several large Walnut slabs that are just screaming “Turquoise Inlay” but I have no information on how to proceed with this technique. From what I have learned so far a two part epoxy with some turquoise chips inserted in the top of the epoxy and sanding it smooth is all it takes. Is it all really that easy?? Any recommendations or procedures any one would like to share?

-- Dave, Ohio,www.rusticforest.com


3 replies so far

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15683 posts in 2843 days


#1 posted 1751 days ago

Check out Candy Hicks project page. She uses turquoise inlay a lot, and I’m sure if you sent her a message she would be glad to offer some suggestions.

I’ve done a few stone/epoxy inlays, and it is pretty much a straightforward procedure just as you described.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View eastside's profile

eastside

94 posts in 1886 days


#2 posted 1748 days ago

Were do you get the tourquoise in the first place?

-- Mike, Westport MA.

View reggiek's profile

reggiek

2240 posts in 1895 days


#3 posted 1748 days ago

Most craft stores carry turquois for inlay (www.woodturnerscatalog.com, www.arizonasilhouette.com (you can do a search online for it also)...either as powder or crushed stone….some also have bigger pieces, other places would be a mineral store…or a jewelry supply….I’ve seen some on Ebay too,

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase