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Forum topic by Rusticman posted 11-04-2009 02:28 AM 2831 views 3 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rusticman

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11-04-2009 02:28 AM

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


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#1 posted 11-04-2009 03:11 AM

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"

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#2 posted 11-07-2009 02:16 AM

Were do you get the tourquoise in the first place?

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 02:40 AM

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,

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