Turquoise, gemstone, gold, etc. inlay

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Forum topic by Dadoo posted 05-23-2009 01:39 PM 1332 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-23-2009 01:39 PM

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I see some beautiful projects here and want to try this “inlay” practice myself. I’m presently working on a gunstock but…Oh Hell. I just don’t want to screw it up and have to start over!

So my questions are, how do you sand or smooth the stones to match your project, and yet retain the shine? What kind of glue do you use to set the stones? What kind of top finish? Has anyone blogged this practice yet?

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#1 posted 05-24-2009 03:57 AM

Thanks for asking this Dadoo! – I don’t have an answer but was wondering the same myself – will watch for an answer from “those who know”


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#2 posted 05-24-2009 04:06 AM

I’m with you guys I’d like to know that too.

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#3 posted 05-24-2009 04:09 AM

Best glue to use is CA glue. Then sand like you would anything else but use finer sandpaper in the end. You might have to go as far as 1200 grit or higher.

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#4 posted 05-24-2009 05:03 AM

Check out this link to Steven Russel’s page. I found it very informative.

I also like the looks when turquoise is used with black CA adhesive. It gives the appearance of graining.

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