I have just started experimenting with crushed stone inlay on some of my turning projects.
I ordered 5 different types from Great South Gems and Minerals.
Calcite Emerald Colored
I have crushed and inlaid using CA glue 3 different stones for practice/testing.
The results are disappointing, all 3 have a dull white powdery look to them.
As I was crushing them I did notice a lot of white/opaque dust resulting from the crushing, the original shine and color of the stones is really compromised.
I have seen many beautiful examples on the web, and I have read many tutorials on the procedure.
Clearly, I am doing something wrong. So I turn to my fellow turning geeks to help guide this geek in the right direction.
The picture shows 3 different stones.
Is this a normal result from calcite stones??