|Forum topic by IndyJones||posted 12-17-2013 10:41 PM||1160 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
12-17-2013 10:41 PM
hi all , im sorry if this is in the wrong forum to start
Soo im a complete amateur but having a go a little woodwork projects , done a coffe table and such
nothing detailed but would like to do some inlay on my next 2 projects over christmas… which are a jewlery box for the missus and a poker table / table top ( not sure yet )
the jewlery box will just be a sanded after inlay and maybe a varnish or polyurethane . but the problem and reason for the post comes with the poker table which i want to be black .. a black stain i think .. nice and glossy with a good polish which will compliment the brass or silver inlay i think . it would be nice to just have some dark wood which i can just sand into when sanding down the excess powder of the inlay and not worry about. but on my budget i think i will have to dye or paint .. but how can i get the inlay flush with the wood without taking iff the dye or paint
i apologise if the answer is ovbious ..
Iv thought about going around the inlay with a small brush , but this seems to much hard work and time consuming
ive thought about leaving the inlay below the surface and going over with a polyurethane or sumthing else clear until flush .. like a depression inlay ? but not sure how that will look
thought about sanding all flush then coating the inlay in wood glue or sumthing to keep the dye off ? ( im not even sure if the dye or paint will effect the metal powder ?? maybe i can just wipe off )
maybe tracing paper around the inlay and sand until i hit it ?
im just rambling now and clutching at straws .
please help .
thanks in advance