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Rusticman

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1730 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


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1730 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"

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#2 posted 1727 days ago

Were do you get the tourquoise in the first place?

-- Mike, Westport MA.

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reggiek

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#3 posted 1727 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!

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