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Tried my hand at copper inlay

Gadget

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Didn't come out half bad if I do say so myself. I pounded copper wire into a notch here.

 

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That looks pretty nice Gadget! :gj:
 

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Thanks BTG...now if I could just figure out how to get images inline since Photobucket shat on us.
 

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Yeah, that Photobucket fiasco got me too, had almost 1300 pics with them; I'm still trying to replace them in my posts. :yabbmad:
A lot of the guys went over to imgur, me included; so far I'm pretty happy with them.
 
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Didn't come out half bad if I do say so myself. I pounded copper wire into a notch here.

Looks nice! :)

For to work you need to link directly to the image, linking to the album doesn't work.

Try clicking the image to maximize it, then right click and look for something along the lines of "copy image location", that should copy the direct link for the image which you can then embed using [IMG] tags.

Like this:

[IMG]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/69KRxJkre_KubOFZp8aletY1_7dRHJVJ-G2sZlcrQA3EhGlTgwknvTldmMizBgOs-MowhdYv-nwrnujdV5z_NOoYZteX0v4Q1R0ronax2WffKufctnOLyZHKGxisyRUima_QuENgmw=w1301-h956-no
 
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Hey that's kinda neat! You could really spruce up some hosts like that. :gj:
 

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Hi, Very impressive work i think that would work out nice with the CU inlay on a nice AL sink. Bob Mac is right might need to try that some time.

Rich:)
 

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Looks real good...
I'm curious as to how it was done ??

Jerry
 

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Pretty easy actually, Jerry.
I just cut a couple of notches on the lathe, and made a v-block out of wood. Then just laid the part in the block and pounded the wire in with a ballpeen. Then sand and polish, and voila! The only tricky part is making the joint disappear where the two wire ends meet. Opposing angle cuts, and judicial pounding with the ballpeen seems to have done the trick.

The beauty part is this'll work on flat pieces, too, with any shape of notch you can cut, or have cut. By shape, I mean designs, not the profile of the notch. Square notches will hold the wire, any other profile would probably let the wire slip out too easy.

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

-G
 
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Pretty easy actually, Jerry.
I just cut a couple of notches on the lathe, and made a v-block out of wood. Then just laid the part in the block and pounded the wire in with a ballpeen. Then sand and polish, and voila! The only tricky part is making the joint disappear where the two wire ends meet. Opposing angle cuts, and judicial pounding with the ballpeen seems to have done the trick.

The beauty part is this'll work on flat pieces, too, with any shape of notch you can cut, or have cut. By shape, I mean designs, not the profile of the notch. Square notches will hold the wire, any other profile would probably let the wire slip out too easy.

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!

-G
I had an idea but wasn't sure how you did it.
I was also wondering about the inlay splice...
Thanks for the explanation...:beer:

Jerry
 
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Hi, Very impressive work i think that would work out nice with the CU inlay on a nice AL sink. Bob Mac is right might need to try that some time.

Rich:)
Thanks Rich. Think he on to something there. :thinking:
 

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Looks good from what I see, I suppose you fill in and turn/sand then polish hoping not to have any gaps.
 




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