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    Inlay help

    A while back (a few weeks) Nathan did a really cool tourquise inlay on a bowl. Could anyone offer some pic's...ok...a tutorial on how to do that? I have the powder and cruched stone, but as usual...the knowledge is suspect. Thank's to those that can
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    Jim heres one I found over at woodturning online...still want to do that myself. Make sure to include pics of your project!

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    I can help you as well. Let me know if what is posted is good enough. If not I will be here to answer any other questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Torres View Post
    I can help you as well. Let me know if what is posted is good enough. If not I will be here to answer any other questions.
    Forgot about your tutorial Dewey ...see it in the tutorial/tip section or click below....

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    Thanks All!!!
    Dewey...when I get into wood inlays, your tutorial is what I will work from.
    My want now is to cut a groove into a chunk of bowl and fill it in with stuff so it doesn't look like I just dumped an outhouse (Lit or Loo) worth of stuff into it. I just had a work friend of mine slice some ebony and cocobolo into 1/16 slices for wood inlays
    Jeff...thanks for the link. I'll try to avoid looking like a biscuit and post what ever comes out. I just picked up some bowl stuff cheap and fast so we'll see what's up
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    The main thing you need to make darn sure of is that you fill all the voids. You will start with the larger stuff and fill the rest with the dust. Get your wolverine ready as the rocks are harder than your tools and they will dull quickly. Get it as flush as you can with the sandpaper first.
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    Ahhh...good point. Thank you sir!
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    The stone inlay tutorial that Jeff pointed out is a good one. It's what I used to get started. He covers pretty much everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey Torres View Post
    ...Get your wolverine ready as the rocks are harder than your tools and they will dull quickly.
    Dewey, my understanding is most rocks used for inlays are softer than tool steel and sandpaper.

    Stone Inlay in Woodturnings (pdf)



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    I've heard both versions. I downloaded a video on doing inlays on pens...it was all I could find. The guy on the video said the same thing about crushed stone (turquoise) dulling tools. HSS M2 is pretty hard but I can see both sides. Having turned Manzanita...granite inclusions up the yazoo, I can see where stuff would dull tools, but turquoise is kinda soft. Having Yosemite in my backyard...some crushed granite may be kinda cool.
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