War Horse Board

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Project by SwainCustoms posted 07-13-2012 06:45 PM 1390 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom board that I did for a client. He sent me an email stating he would like a Patch of his put on a board. After a bunch of research I decided to go the route of Epoxy and colored sand. This was the first Time I have done something like this. The process is a tad more time consuming then expected, Also epoxy is quite expensive. What I did first was stencil the patch to the board, after I routed it out freehand with a 1/16 and an 1/8 inch straight bit, then filled it with the epoxy and the sand. The board itself will be more for display, I told him one side is good for cutting and that the side with the sand would lead to dulled knives and most likely chipping of the patch. I made the board mainly out of mahogany. Let me know what you think and if you have any pointers when doing inlays with epoxy and sand.

-- Zach @

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#1 posted 07-13-2012 06:58 PM

Cool~ Does the epoxy able you to be able to ‘choose’ the color? Or is it the color is the color kind of thing?

Can you tell me what type (maybe a link to the brand page) of epoxy you used?

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 07:23 PM

I used an epoxy from home depot, it has a light tint when dried. What makes the color of the inlay though is the color of play sand that you use. Color possibilities are endless, I got the play sand at Micheals. The brand of epoxy that I used is called Loctite it is a 5 min two part epoxy.

-- Zach @

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 11:32 PM

That is a great first time inlay job. The ncustomer must be very happy.

Again, you did a GREAT job on this.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 07-14-2012 05:16 PM

Great job!

The hand-routing is really impressive – I would swear you used a CNC Machine. Good work!

All around top notch project!


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