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Ipe, Brazilian Walnut, Ironwood
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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 08:23 PM
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I have a couple of 2x4 of this stuff. I'm looking for some dark wood I can make inlays out of.
These 2x4's are dang near as heavy as iron, and harder than a ........well, pretty dang hard; you gotta predrill for nailing.

I cut a thin piece with a miter saw, cleaned it up and sanded it down smooth to see what it looks like. I think it will make an excellent inlay of something like a small diamond, spade or heart shape for the bottom of a fore end. What think ye?

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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 08:24 PM
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on stock to show contrast

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 Posted: Tue Mar 28th, 2017 09:26 PM
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I like it. It could change appearance depending on what finish you apply ---



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 Posted: Wed Mar 29th, 2017 02:09 AM
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So I cut out a diamond. Now to inlay:booze:

This is what it looks like lying on the stock.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 29th, 2017 02:27 AM
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That's gonna be pretty spiffy. We don't got nuthin fancy like that up here. All our stocks are made outta old fenceposts. You Texas boys sure got class!



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 Posted: Wed Mar 29th, 2017 02:58 AM
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Old, and I mean old, pianos have real ivory key tops. I used to have a piano rebuilding buddy. He had coffee cans full of used Ivory salvage key tops. My old sporterized 8mm mauser had inlays at one time evidently they were lost as someone had filled in the empty diamonds with Plastic Wood Putty. I chiseled it out and put the ivory back in. Wish I had grabbed a bunch more before I moved away. RD



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 Posted: Wed Mar 29th, 2017 01:00 PM
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Fore end and grip caps gonna be same material? 

Looks like a fantastic project.

I have some problems with woodworking.  Dremel outlawed me from purchasing any more of their hardware.  Sure is nice to see such great work.



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Yes, ivory would be nice.

I tried some white epoxy. All you had to do was cut out a shape in the wood and fill it back in with epoxy. It looked great, sanded down perfectly and polished out well,,,,,,but many tiny bubbles ruined the finish overall.:sad:



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 Posted: Thu Mar 30th, 2017 08:25 PM
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Looks good to me.
Paul B.



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Very nice! :thumbs:



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Those are all good woods, but PLEASE protect your lungs by using a respirator or dust mask when working them. They are all quite harmful to breathe. This stuff I know.



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Thanks for the caution reduced_load



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