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Forum topic by Kyle Jones posted 06-10-2017 10:28 PM 779 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2017 10:28 PM

So…..I saw somebody using ground coffee as an inlay that looked really neat and it got me thinking…...[always a danger]....Just looking at the spice cabinet I’m seeing paprika, cinnamon, maybe even garlic powder in darker wood….anybody seen or used anything that blew them away?

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#1 posted 06-10-2017 10:42 PM

Coffee is frequently mixed in epoxy to fill cracks and voids in wood. But almost anything can be used depending on what color you are looking for. I’ve never tried any of the spices you mention, but I’m sure they will work. Keep in mind though, that once added, the color will be much darker than what it looks like as a dry powder.


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#3 posted 06-11-2017 03:17 AM

Paprika is an interesting idea. I’ve used paduak dust and with ca glue it’s bright red but in epoxy it turns crimson.

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 06:20 PM

Turmeric in epoxy looks a lot like poured Sulphur and less of a mess

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#5 posted 06-14-2017 03:37 AM

So, hopefully this photo loads correctly, just a trial of decaf, turmeric, cream of tartar and black tea. Held in with CA glue. Will sand, finish and report back when I get a chance

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#6 posted 06-14-2017 06:43 PM

The Turmeric looks wicked! (at least in real life, the photo Doesn’t do it justice) Thanks Bluenote!

I went on a did a little science experiment with my son dissolving table salt into water and then evaporating the water to try to get biggest crystals…....decided to add some blue food dye and we’ll see how blue salt crystals does…..the possibilities do seem endless.

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