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Tom Megow
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gold for worm holes and defects
Apr 13th, 2016 at 8:51am
 
I have been using coffee grounds and different colored sands for filling defects and worm holes.
I have some spalted Elm that needs something gold colored.
I can not find any golden sand and my brass key shavings are just not right.
Is there anything i am missing as a gold substitute?
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Re: gold for worm holes and defects
Reply #1 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 9:23am
 
Check out Pearl ex embossing powders.  They come in a wide range of colors and are easily mixed with epoxy.  You can even swirl different colors together.
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Re: gold for worm holes and defects
Reply #2 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 9:46am
 
Tom Megow wrote on Apr 13th, 2016 at 8:51am:
my brass key shavings are just not right.


Could you be more specific?
Is the color wrong?
Is the grain the wrong size?

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Re: gold for worm holes and defects
Reply #3 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 9:52am
 
This Topic was moved here from Finishing by Ed Weber.
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Re: gold for worm holes and defects
Reply #4 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 12:33pm
 
I use metal flake- any color you want. Get the smallest flakes, they work better. The darker gold would look like panned gold. Mix in A side of epoxy first.

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Re: gold for worm holes and defects
Reply #5 - Apr 13th, 2016 at 5:09pm
 
Look on Amazon for MICA.  Comes in a lot of colors.  Mix with either epoxy or thick CA
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Re: gold for worm holes and defects
Reply #6 - Apr 14th, 2016 at 10:36am
 
You could check out the metallic powders and sands from WoodWorldTX. They have just expanded the line with Jimmy Clewes as the 'pitch man'. Use these with epoxy or CA glue.

They also have some cream based grain fillers that are very good. Probably not for filling voids or worm holes but perfect for open grain woods like ash.
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Re: gold for worm holes and defects
Reply #7 - Sep 28th, 2016 at 8:07pm
 
I go to this company for powered metals and get them by the pound and really cheap to. 

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