|Forum topic by RussellAP||posted 328 days ago||662 views||1 time favorited||4 replies|
328 days ago
I’m by no means a pro and this is not an attempt to teach anything. I learned by trial and error and some YouTube videos myself. Experience is your best teacher.
I get my inlay from a variety of places and a quick Google search will put you in touch with lots of them. Price shop for quantity, one oz is a lot actually.
Anyway, here are some of my inlay materials.
The second picture has more inlay stone and powder. The brass powder fills and sands like wood and you can’t really get it to shine, but it does provide an interesting contrast seen up close. You just won’t really notice it much. The spoons have been worked into tools for depositing inlay material into the spot needed.
These are my adhesives and some different color sand. I use sand as a liner to many of my inlays, when sanded down it can give the inlay some ‘eye liner’ and we all know what that did for Johnny Depp.
This whole set up including canisters costs me just over 150$ and will be cheap to maintain. I’ve already done about 6 or 7 inlay projects and still have much left over. I like to keep a paper under the work to gather the loose stone and put it back in the can. When sanding a flat board inlay, I like to keep the dust for fill in of small cracks.
-- Mom always said, "you can do anything you put your mind to." The older I get the more I realize she was right.