I’m currently brainstorming some ideas on creating some curved inlays of copper and/or silver. I would be working in a flat spruce surface, so the wood is quite soft compared to the inlays. Not sure if I will really get to it, but I’m wondering about the finishing once the inlays are in place..
My idea is to use a cabinet scraper in combination with a scraper blade, but I can already imagine how the burr will be destroyed once it meets the metal inlay. So I’m wondering if it would be possible to prepare a nice scraper blade with a perfect burr and then harden the steel to a real brittle state.
Is this ever done or tried? Would such hardening still allow enough spring to the blade for proper surface scraping?
Any thoughts on this? Thanks!
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