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499 days ago

The description says the cracks are filled with turquoise. Have you seen this done before and where do you get supplies?

Edit a couple hours later:

I have found crushed turquoise, colored sands, metal powder and gotten some of each. Also have some small tubes of epoxy and some thin and medium CA glue, plus some clear filler for larger holes.

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#1 posted 499 days ago

Russell:

I have seen this done before in pieces of furniture and jewelry…..There used to be suppliers of turquoise in Albuquerque, New Mexico….They make a lot of turquoise jewelry there…Look under suppliers…..I’ve seen some beautiful work done out there by Native American Indians, but it’s pretty expensive…...

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#2 posted 499 days ago

Some of the suppliers of turquoise has instructions and videos on how to install it in your project. Try Craft Supplies. It’s turquoise powder mixed with epoxy, I think, rubbed into the crack and sanded out.

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#3 posted 499 days ago

@mip, That’s what I thought. I’ve been wondering if I have to crush my own rock and if it would come out blue or whatever color I want when I crush it. Mostly they look white when you crush up stones of any color.

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#4 posted 499 days ago

I believe the crushed turquoise is mixed with epoxy and used to fill the cracks, then sanded smooth. Epoxy may be colored or clear. The white you see is just dust. Get the crushed stone wet and the color comes right back.

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#5 posted 499 days ago

a good jewelry supplier
is where i found crushed turquoise
from powder to small gravel rocks
they will have the right epoxy for it too

the best looking ones i’ve seen
add some black to the epoxy
it brings out the blue

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#6 posted 499 days ago

I’m trying to find some course sand in several colors at the moment. I will have to get some clear epoxy. I have some walnut slabs that have beautiful rings and a crotch that needs something to dazzle. Filling it with blue shiny stuff might just do the trick.

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#7 posted 499 days ago

http://www.nightowlwoodworks.com

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#8 posted 499 days ago

I’ve used this technique before in turnings. You work in small sections at a time and build it up. I pack small amounts of stone dust or powder into the crack or void and apply CA glue and activator then add more dust
and repeat until the void is filled just above the surface then sand until flush. check out www.arizonasillouete.com

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RussellAP

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#9 posted 499 days ago

What I’d like to find is some sort of clear liquid filler that can be used on a crotch piece to fill it. I could lay the turquoise in that after it’s filled and let it dry, then finish with some CA glue or just more of the liquid filler till it’s slightly raised then sand it down.

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#10 posted 499 days ago

Russ,
you can get the turquoise here

How’s the turning going?

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RussellAP

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#11 posted 499 days ago

@mrg. I just went broke, but you’re gonna see some serious stuff come outa my shop.

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#12 posted 499 days ago

That’s very cool. I might have to try that…

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#13 posted 499 days ago

I have gotten this same effect using “Z-Poxy” and blue chalk (for chalk lines). Lots cheaper but looks about the same.

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#14 posted 499 days ago

Take a look at this. In the comments I shared a little bit of how it was done.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/63286

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#15 posted 499 days ago

GOOGLE- inlace, they have all of the things you need for inlay epoxy and crushed rock.

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