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Forum topic by BJODay posted 02-24-2015 08:39 PM 740 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-24-2015 08:39 PM

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Hey all,
I would like to learn how to inlay. I’ve watched some videos on youtube using pearl and abalone shells, (same thing?). I would like to practice with something more economical. Would pen blanks work? How about manufactured counter top materials like corian or silestone? Any other ideas for non-wood inlay materials?


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#1 posted 02-24-2015 08:56 PM

thin pieces of aluminum would work. Pretty cheap to get.

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#2 posted 02-25-2015 12:20 AM

Have you considered “Double Bevel Inlay”? I do a lot of inlay this way.

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#3 posted 02-25-2015 12:25 PM

I would think you could use about anything

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