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09-09-2011 02:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: embellishments tips tricks

You want to add some embellishments to your project—some metal or stone, perhaps

  • What materials have you added to projects?
  • What are some options as to how to attach the material?

 

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#1 posted 09-09-2011 03:43 PM

I’m the happy owner of a CarveWright machine and I like to make embellishments of wood, simply gluing them the other articles such as furniture.

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#2 posted 09-09-2011 03:46 PM

I would like to laminate some soft metals like bronze or aluminum with wood, but not sure what glues to use. Epoxy failed with sanding heat. Interested in other ideas.

-- Kevin, Blue Springs, MO

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 06:18 PM

I am a long-time woodcarver (I switched from stone) and a recently addicted woodturner. I have found that carving, woodburning and dyeing my poor turnings, usually small boxes, often really adds appeal and hides my lack of woodturning skills. I have found that Google Images can provide limitless ideas for turned box enhancements. Like Don, though, I am old but delve into building Websites, photography, painting, cooking, baking and…like my tee shirt says, “I just make stuff”.

—Jim, South Louisiana

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 07:32 PM

Epoxy and crushed stones fill natural voids.
Scroll sawn initials leaving a negative space in 1/8” wood. Glue matching piece to make it 1/4” thick. Fill initial with Epoxy and stone for a personalized medallion….or key chain.
Use same techniques, different designs, for picture or mirror frame embellishment.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 09-09-2011 08:17 PM

My only embellishment seems to be wood putty.

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#6 posted 09-09-2011 08:21 PM

I have actually used wood putty (rock hard water putty, actually) as well as plaster, plastic and epoxy to add details to otherwise plain surfaces.

ddwwb

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#7 posted 09-09-2011 11:20 PM

My wife says whenever I tell a story I fill it with all sorts of embellishments… does that count?...

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#8 posted 09-11-2011 03:31 AM

@Kevin, With any kind of metal sheet, you MUST clean it good before gluing. Did you do this?

>“I have found that Google Images can provide limitless ideas for turned…”
@Jim, I plan on gluing a Google Image of Trifern’s vase to my turnings to get his effect.

@Autumn, You did a great job with that MOP tutorial blog. Thank you for sharing like you do.

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