Inlays


#1

I do a lot of inlay stuff on my GF, mostly wood on wood, but I read something last week on metal powder inlays and I decided to give it a shot.

My third attempt, and I’m pretty happy with it. Walnut with Dobie inlay from copper metal powder.


#2

Oh, THAT could make for some intricate designs!


#3

Never heard of copper powder…looks like a cool technique! :grinning:


#4

Wow, that looks GREAT. Would you mind sharing your source for the copper powder?


#5

You can get all types of metal powder. I have stainless steel on the way.


#6

sure


#7

those look great. what’s the process for turning the copper into the inlay? is there something you mix it with?


#8

Thank you for the source!


#9

Yes, you can use a 2 part epoxy or CA. These were done with CA.


#10

Ooooo, I’ve got to try this! I’ve got all the stuff–epoxy resin, metal powders, laser, wood, the works! Thanks for the inspiration!


#11

Nice, nice nice.

Add to my list of to dos.


#12

More things to add to the “to try” list.


#13

Thanks! That would do the trick for a number of projects I have in mind. How did you finish it?


#14

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!


#15

nice cold cast! looks great!


#16

Fantastic! How does the powder set up into something solid? Do you sand it down? It looks like you possibly did.

EDIT: I saw that you mixed CA with it.


#17

i looked at a couple of youtube videos last night. CA or epoxy, plus a sand down at the end if you want it to be flush and smooth with the surface.

my copper powder gets here next monday. :slight_smile:


#18

Awesome! I really like the idea of this. Do you have a CA glue you prefer? I had some Gorilla brand, but I guess it can go bad? I’m only halfway through a not-very-old bottle and it takes a long time to dry…like over 15 min. That’s not right. Even on paper…it just won’t seem to set up.


#19

i haven’t really used the thin stuff. i’ve been using gorilla gel, but i don’t think that will work here. so i ordered a big bottle of the thin stuff from amazon. no idea if it’s anything special or if it has a shelf-life.


#20

That’s the biggest bottle of it I’ve ever seen!