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01-24-2012 05:56 PM

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I have commissioned a piece of furniture that requires Red White and Blue accents. I am looking for a source for acrylic or some type of poly inlays or banding. Is there any type of liquid fill you can use that is solid colors that you can fill router designs, sand and finish? What accents I use are up to me so I am open to ideas. I just need to keep it subtle.

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 06:36 PM

You can color fiberglass resin with dye, and use that to fill router-cut designs. It’s pretty sloppy, but the excess can be sanded away for a good result.

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 06:51 PM

I’ve been playing around with a similar idea recently (see my latest, terrible but “proof of concept” project). The “problem” comes with the colouring material running along the grain. If it does that you cannot sand it down. Dense woods suffer less, or colouring material that’s “thick” – water-based is difficult. Hammerite is good and, although I have yet to try it, I think oil paints would work well – cheap “try it out” sets are available everywhere.

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