Inlaying epoxy


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Hey guys, I recently saw a neat project in a woodworking store that had crushed turqouise inlayed into the wood. It seemed like a clear epoxy of some sort was used to keep the turquoise in the groove or crack of the wood. I'm newer to woodworking and never have seen this before. It looked real cool to me. What kind of epoxy is used for this? Is it even epoxy that is being used?

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Some interesting info on this here:

http://www.popsshed.com.au/Default.aspx

They also have a quick 'how to' PDF, along with some videos. I believe they use superglue for their inlay...

Very neat stuff for sure..

If you are looking for a North American supplier for the stones, I found these guys: http://www.sbturquoise.com/. I'm hoping to do some of my own once I get my current project backlog caught up (some time around the heat-death of the universe at this point :( )..

Please keep us informed if you decide to try this out..

Cheers,

Da Bear..

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Epoxy inlay works fine, and can be dyed a soild colour as well. It will bleed, so seal the surrounding area with shellac or glue size. 5 minute is too fast, bubbles get trapped, use a slower setting version. Science may have advanced the product, but from what I remember epoxy dislikes extended exposure to UV, so keep that in mind with your finished product.

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