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lateralus819

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302 days ago

Since i don’t have access to a scroll saw but do have access to a CNC machine. I was going to get a back piece made for a hall table, with a name routed into it. I was looking for a decorative filler, but not something that was too over the top such as turqoise i feel as though it wouldn’t suit the pieces style.

I found some stuff called pigtail brass inlay at woodturner catalog. I feel it would probably look the best, unless someone has another idea to check into.

Has anyone worked with this? What would be used with the brass to adhere it to the grooves?


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ScaleShipWright

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#1 posted 302 days ago

I do not know pigtail brass inlay, but I googled an advertisment that says:

“Mix with epoxy to achieve desired consistency to fill voids”,

it looks like fine brass shavings, that mixed with epoxy gives you the filler. Have you considered cutting the letters (by hand or CNC) from a contrasting wood?

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#2 posted 302 days ago

have you thought about gold or silver leaf? You would just put some glue in the letters then brush it in. It wouldn’t make them flush, but would give them a nice color.

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#3 posted 302 days ago

I will be “inlaying” some beech lettering into the padauk leg vise on my new bench, I think any contrasting color would work!

Don’t know anything about the brass, sorry.

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lateralus819

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#4 posted 302 days ago

I did think of inlaying wood, but i don’t want to have my co-worker spend tons of time on this. I saw the brass and thought it looked really cool.

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rrww

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#5 posted 301 days ago

I used the powered brass one time, it looked green – like it was tarnished, not the pretty gold/yellow that I wanted. Make sure to try some first.

Good Luck

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