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Forum topic by venusflytraps posted 09-07-2012 08:50 PM 1785 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2012 08:50 PM

im going to try my first snakewood inlay,, ive never worked with snakewood yet,, its every hard,,, i have a 1×1 piece,, im going to cut into 3/16 strips and glue together for inlay,, any experiences or knowledge about working with snakewood would be appreciated

-- rob


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#1 posted 09-07-2012 09:32 PM

Just make sure you use the one WITHOUT the fangs. ;o)))

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#2 posted 09-07-2012 09:44 PM

=) lol…......does kinda look like a snake,,

-- rob

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#3 posted 09-07-2012 11:06 PM

Be sure to post results. Sounds interesting.

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#4 posted 09-07-2012 11:31 PM

I have never heard of it. Where does it come from??

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#5 posted 09-07-2012 11:44 PM

Traps

It is so very very chippy and splinters alot too. When I made a pen from one I had to keep adding thin CA to it to keep it together.

I really do not believe you will get it cut that thin with out breaking it to pieces. Maybe sanding it with a drum sander would work.

Arlin

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 05:07 AM

do you think a band saw would work? maybe ill save it for handles,,

-- rob

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#7 posted 09-08-2012 08:21 PM

my snakewood cut and glued up good,, i even used a jointer,, face planed top and bottom,, then cut with my tablesaw,,raising the blade 3 times,,,, now its glued up,,, i got my piece form amazon exotic hard woods,,, maybe your piece was too dry arlin? i did cut 1/4 think.. instead of 3/16

-- rob

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#8 posted 09-08-2012 08:38 PM

Yes mine was very dry. Most individuals dislike using it because of the problems I mentioned.

I am Very glad you got yours to work out well. :)

Arlin

PS – I can not wait until I see what you made.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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