Recent samples of stone inlay in wood

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Project by Andy Needles posted 03-31-2013 05:23 AM 12428 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been making quite a few of these platters lately. Been using a variety of local woods, and stone- chrysocolla, turquoise, apatite, lapis. Burn through a heck of a lot of sandpaper, but I like the wood and stone combo.

I get my stone from all over— ebay, madagascar minerals, and my new favorite carefree chrysocolla- a mine in AZ. Even dug some myself.



-- rustic andy

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 06:30 AM

Great job. These look great. How do you do the stone? Epoxy? I would like to try this but have no idea where to start on how to do this

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 07:24 AM

I agree with “hoss”. This stone inlay is starting to grow on me and after reading your blog I may also give it a try. Thanks…...............

-- mike...............

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 10:49 AM

I love it, Well done.

I’ve made a couple and used Opal chips.

Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 11:14 AM

Hey, strange things happen, just ordered “Inlace” and a few drams of powder last night. I have a scroll saw spider that I’m working into keychains. How deep are your inlays ?
................... and look at for powder , stone, and coral

-- GaryW, Edgefield SC, Too old to start over, can't remember why...

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 11:51 AM

Very nice Andy. I too like the stone inlay in wood. I have been playing around myself, doing different things with the stone. Keep up the good work. Doug

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 01:37 PM

Looking good Andy, working with stone and wood is great, they compliment each other so well.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#8 posted 03-31-2013 04:24 PM

Nice Work,,,,, I enjoy imcorparating stome into my project… Look fwd to seeing more.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 03-31-2013 05:38 PM

Creative and beautiful. Will try it too. I just need to remember not to send it through the planer.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#10 posted 03-31-2013 11:53 PM

the stone and wood combo is very beautiful.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario (

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#11 posted 04-01-2013 12:58 AM

WOW, WOW, this is nice

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#12 posted 04-03-2013 03:52 PM

They are definitely gorgeous. Great way to serve finger foods for parties, totally eye candies. Great job!

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#13 posted 04-03-2013 04:25 PM

That is fantastic, it looks like a river flowing through the wood.
Very creative.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#14 posted 04-21-2013 05:21 PM

Beautiful, would love to know how you did this.

-- Margery

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#15 posted 10-25-2014 02:55 AM

I like the inlay and the way you tied it up on the edge of one of your projects. I’ve have not mastered that yet.
Very nice work.


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