Turning Archive 2007

Inlay--Need your expertise

Joanne in Point Pleasant, PA
>No, don't get excited--your favorite lurker did not get a lathe in her shop yet. I am building a table and there is a knot in one of the boards that is the top. I don't have enough cherry of the right grain and length to replace the whole piece, so I thought it would be fun to dig out the soft wood and fill the knot with some filler and on the very top layer, use turquoise of some other crushed stone of a bright color. I know many of you have used such inlay in turnings. What is the best way to attach the stone? Epoxy? Do you just sprinkle the stone in the hollow and fill with epoxy? Thanks in advance for your help.

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