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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 05-19-2014 03:01 AM 506 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lateralus819

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05-19-2014 03:01 AM

I’m wanting to add an image to a box I’m building. My first thought was to cut out the shape and inlay it, and then wood burn the details in, but that seems kind of amateurish.

Second thought was to transfer it via inkjet method and be done.

Then i thought about using a dremel to engrave everything out, and then add copper powder to it, which seems like it would provide the nicest looking result.

How would you tackle this?

-- Never confuse mistakes with failure. Kevin


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#1 posted 05-19-2014 11:42 AM

Anyone?

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 12:22 PM

if I were in your shoes, I’d have my wife paint it on.

Second choice would be wood burning. I’m not much of an artist, but even I can do that.

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 12:52 PM

That looks great Don. Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe I’ll try the wood burning alone. Thanks.

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 12:53 PM

I have done hundreds of inlays into box lids. Mostly in cedar but some oak and maple also. I would inlay this image using the double bevel inlay method, and when the outline of the image is cut out, I use a scroll saw with the blade set at 90° to cut/draw the interior lines. The beads will be hard to cut this way so on details like that I carve them with carving tools, like a “V” tool. After all this is done and glued into the lid I make a paste of sanding powder and white glue and using a credit card as a squeegee fill in all the cuts to make these details show up. Before learning to do inlay I would decoupage images onto wood with images I printed on tissue paper. I will try to attach images of one decoupage and one inlay that I have done in the past.

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 01:00 PM

if your artistic talent is like mine, tracing paper is your friend!!

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#6 posted 05-19-2014 01:28 PM

You could transfer it via inkjet and then wood burn it.. then you’d get exactly the design.

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#7 posted 05-19-2014 02:13 PM

That was my thinking tysk.

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