Introduction: How to Make Copper Wire Inlay Decorations

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I had zero plans on doing a project today, but I woke up with an idea and needed to try it! I routed some groves with a v-bit and then inlaid some copper wire.

After a bit of glue and sanding it was done. All total was under and hour in the shop. I love the look but more than that I'm really excited about the possibilities!

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firefightermeyer (author)2015-06-18

Inlays are tough. I really like your finished project!

BeachsideHank (author)2014-12-12

A great use for offcuts and scrap copper wire, nice work!

Another solution to suspending work during finish application is the caltrop, aka jacks:

http://community.woodmagazine.com/t5/Top-Shop-Tips...

kludge77 (author)BeachsideHank2014-12-12

Thanks!! I like the jack idea! That is clever!

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