Wire inlay is easy and fun!


That sure is.
For the “damascus steel look”, one can also use a combination of different metals, either twisted or braided tgether.
The sanding down part of the process can be tricky if the hardness between the materials varies a lot, so some sort of annealing (or purchasing the material in an annealed state) is often required.

One method is also to use a (twisted link) chain, that produces yet another pattern.

If the look or idea of synthetic glues and/or plastics doesn’t tickle ones fancy, there are fauna and flora based resins and fillers available.
The former ones may not fly well with vegan/vegetarian/etc. types of folks, so care have to be taken if that applies to person who for example recieves the item or artwork as a gift.


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you opened a can of worms in my thinking thing… its your fault… but, on the other side, thank you, great idea, it looks great, and waiting for next step…

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Great Idea Billie, love the result.

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Thank you!

Can’t wait to see what you do!

Just a thought and nothing to do with lasers but you could press the wire in with a soldering iron, it would burn the wire into the wood quite quickly since its a thin wire.

To hold the copper in and to stop oxidation you would need to seal it, a clear apoxy resin would do the trick and be very durable.

Just a thought

I’ve tried this before and the charring makes the wood brittle around the wire, so it falls out. Maybe you’ll have better luck though!