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Has anyone ever colorized hide glue?

I am wanting a black colored glue for my headstock inlay. I was thinking about taking some powdered black dye and mixing it with hide glue to colorize it. Does anyone know if this would work or not?

Is hide glue good use? Should I use epoxy? I would really like to hear some opinions on this.

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Thanks for the input. I ended up using clear epoxy and mixed in black powder dye. It came out pretty nice. I did break the inlay "accidentally" into 5 pieces and had the epoxy dry before I inserted all the pieces! After cleaning out the route with the dremel, I carefully placed each piece in as I fill the epoxy. With a bunch of sanding it looks really cool. I'll take a picture of it this weekend. :D

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