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Forum topic by DKV posted 07-21-2013 08:05 PM 957 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2013 08:05 PM

The top picture is the piece of rosewood I was getting ready to plane, scrape, inlay and finish as a box top. BTW, I now secure both legs of the carpenter’s square to help keep it square. A few of you thought with only one leg secured there was the possibility of throwing the square out of square. I’m happy to report the square is still square.
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The top of the box is inlayed with brass wire, sanded to 1000 and has two coats of satin poly. Inlaying brass wire is a new experience and interesting. I inlayed the 1/16th wire to a depth of 1/32nd using epoxy and then scraped the brass level to the wood. Straight inlay is easy…bending is a little more challenging, but fun.
Is there anyone out there that specializes in wire inlay?

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 08:10 PM

Cool!

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 09:03 PM

I have several colored wires I was going to use on some turnings of mine, but it has to be the last step in the process if you don’t want to sand all your color away and getting it to lay down flat is a challenge.
For the application you used above, I’d have used brass dust and CA glue then sanded flat. I think it would be easier. You can do the same with copper dust but it’s a bit more resistant to being glued because the glue has to be super thin to get into it and not just sit on top.

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 09:13 PM

Russell, I hate to admit this but I was unaware of “brass dust”. Is that sorta like pixie dust? On the other hand my next project was going to be adding color to CA or epoxy and pouring it into the inlay routings. I’m sure I would have discovered brass dust when researching coloring glue for inlay. Anyway, great idea and thanks for the input. BTW, I did watch a turner use brass wire to inlay on a Youtube video. Very cool…

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#4 posted 07-22-2013 02:46 AM

Here is a link to a good place to buy from. http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/3/-/10/47/-/5181/Turners-Select-Powdered-Metal-Inlay

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