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Copper inlayed wood Answered

I'm new to working with wood, and I want to find a way to inlay pieces of copper into small pieces of wood. Can someone explain how I might do this. I want the copper pieces to be flush with the wood, and I like an element of spontaneity, so I'm wondering if its possible to pour molten copper into a crevice on a piece of wood. If it's not how can I at least get the piece of copper to stick into the wood? Thanks for any thoughts. 


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5 years ago

Make copper nanoparticles, dry them and mix like any other pigment with gum arabic.
Once semi dry you can use a blunt tool and work with prssure over the copper filling to give it the metallic shine.
Depending on how deep your wood cuts are you have to repeat the process several times to fill it up.