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Alternative Inlay Material: Faux Opals


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I came across this tutorial (and a billion others if you YouTube "faux opal") and thought that this could make a cheap inlay material for those wanting to go cheaper as well as maybe save some shell-based life forms?


I'd likely approach it for inlay materials like this:

1- Do a .040"+ layer of pure clear in a square flat container

2- After that dries do another thinner clear layer with the flakes

3- Do a final layer of backing color

The reason for the multiple layers is so that you can sand a radius into the board without going through the resin and into the flake material.


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