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    Turquoise inlay projects

    Hello all. Another question for today.

    I've been trying to branch out and today I started thinking about the turquois inlay projects that I see on the web from time to time. I looked it up and it doesn't seem to hard. I wanted to know if anyone has ever tried to make a project with turquoise inlays in it.

    Here are some examples if you are unfamiliar with what I am talking about or if I am calling it by a wrong name.

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    That rocks. So how do you finish the face off with turquoise? I know its not the planer
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    that's one thing I also wanna play with on my scroll saw is inlays...not necessarily the turquoise but just inlays in general...I've always been a bit intimidated by it though....wonder what the cost factor on the turquoise is?? probably wouldn't wanna screw that up to much huh?

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    wonder what the cost factor on the turquoise is?? probably wouldn't wanna screw that up to much huh?
    Okay, this may sound dumb, but I thought to start off at least....kinda practice, I might try buying a bag for that blue/turquois colored pebbles that you get for aquariums. It might not sparkle like turquois, but it is the same-ish color. If it doesn't work, you aren't out much. Heck, it might look alright too.
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    This past November William Wells (Bill) gave our woodworking club a demonstration on how he uses turquoise inlay. He has a couple of tables on his web site with turquoise embellishments.Custom Built Table Portfolio by William Wells I don't remember exactly but I think the turquoise cost about $15.00 for two ounces. Bill also demonstrated Sterling silver string inlay which was cool but kind of pricey. During his demo Bill made the comment , how small inlays or embellishments can give a piece of furniture a new look. If you can't find the ground turquoise, contact Bill I am sure he would be happy to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tugnut1 View Post
    Okay, this may sound dumb, but I thought to start off at least....kinda practice, I might try buying a bag for that blue/turquois colored pebbles that you get for aquariums. It might not sparkle like turquois, but it is the same-ish color. If it doesn't work, you aren't out much. Heck, it might look alright too.
    how would get the small pebbles to stick/fuse together so they dont fall out the bottom of the project though? sounds like a good idea but this part confuses me. because with inlay work you cut through your project on an angle and insert the inlay..how would it work with the small pebbles?

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    I would crush the pebbles to the size of coarse sand. To hold them into place, use CA glue (super glue).

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    Still done understand how you flatten the turquoise down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugnut1 View Post
    I would crush the pebbles to the size of coarse sand. To hold them into place, use CA glue (super glue).

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    that's a pretty good idea actually....I guess you would have to cut the inlay, then mix up the crushed pebbles with the glue right before you put them into the project huh? maybe a strip of wax paper on the bottom of the project taped there with painters tape to help it form the bottom a little nicer and not have the inlay fall through the bottom before it dries??

    giver man, your getting me excited about this...now you gotta try it out !!!

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    The videos that I saw had the pebbles go in first and then the CA glue is dribbled on top.

    If I remember when I get home from work, I'll post the video I watched.

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