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Forum topic by interpim posted 12-05-2009 10:53 PM 1640 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2009 10:53 PM

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I have a friend that would like me to do a very intricate inlay for him in a white color.

The idea is that I could cut out the hole for it, but I don’t have the ability to cut the inlay to put into it (no scrollsaw). Is there a solid white filler that will sand well and can be used as an inlay. I would like something that will bond well with the wood as well, I would hate for it to fall out with use since it is going to be on a gun grip.

-- San Diego, CA

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 12:13 AM


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#2 posted 12-06-2009 12:28 AM

yea i would have to say holly too but how intricate? cuz holly is a wood so it will bend but to a point unless u steam it. u can also use mother of pearl but thats real hard theres also a thing called inlace from grizzly that comes in white and other colors too u can try that stuff is like liquid so intricate should be nothing for the inlace theres a mop blog on here some where im shure u can find.

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 12:36 AM

Inlace is a resin for inlay. Having a hard film finish would probably aid it in staying put, but turners use this on bowl edges, and I believe it has the same properties that epoxy has.

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 12:42 AM can use other hand saws to cut material for inlay , they make very small saws with fine blades to do this..just in case you want to try it in the future…..

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 03:59 AM

Okay, i guess i wasn’t to clear on my limitations LOL… I dont have the ability to cut anything out, so I want a liquid epoxy or resin material to push into the area I router out. I just want to route, then squeeze in some liquid material, wait for it to dry, then sand it flush.

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