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Hi, I am turning a low flat dish out of oak and want to add some copper (it has a historic connection to the oak). I am thinking that possibly the easiest way is to create a shallow recess in the bottom of the dish and fix a disc of the copper into the recess??
Has anyone got any thoughts on this please? Do I cover the copper disk with clear epoxy, or maybe cut the copper into a thin strip which can be made into a spiral and then set it in the recess with Miliput or something?
I thought there would be loads of youtube videos to get ideas from but I am struggling to find inspiration!

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That is all I did was to form a shallow recess and insert some copper into it I did heat mine up and beat it with a hammer to give a planished effect and lightly cleaned the high spots once clean and inserted with epoxy resin making sure I masked the surrounding area as well as the copper disc before the resin had time to harden I wiped the excess off and removed the masking this left it all nice and clean ready for the finish which I used a spray rather than a brush on finish.

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Try looking up woodturning coin inset. Most show your proposed method.
I would suggest that it's how or what finish that poses the dilemma.

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Also consider the use of clear casting resin, you can set a whole host of items using the stuff. I did a bowl with a recess around the rim and inset a motorcycle chain the finished result was actually better than it sounds. The resin is totally clear and can be finish turned and polished to remove any marks.

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Thanks all for your help. As a result i have now found NZ Turning on you tube who uses resin a lot in his turnings. I've ordered a small sample of the stuff he uses and I will see how it turns out.
If any good, I may even post a piccy!
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http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resi ... resin.html

I use this stuff for all insets and castings, brilliant results

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Thanks for that. I received this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/500g-Ultra-Clear-Resin-UV-Resistant-Low-Viscosity/332005268415?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 yesterday and did a test pour last night - very pleased so far!
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