Super Solder inlay for wood in woodworking projects
Woodworking tips: learn how to make solder inlay in your woodworking projects using solder and a soldering iron, I used the Inventables X Carve CNC to carve Superman’s logo you can also use hand tools or a Dremel tool to carve and shape for this woodworking technique.
1/ I used the X Carve CNC from Inventables to carve out a design to about 3mm deep, but you can use any sort of carving or boring tool like a Dremel, Drill Press, Router Table, Table Saw, Chisel, Scroll Saw etc.
2/ I used solid solder that is used in plumbing and using a blow torch melted it over the carving, I found clumping it together worked better as each drip would merge with the one next to it, keep going until you fill the mold with solder.
3/ Using a belt sander to sand down the excess solder it did a pretty good job of quickly removing material, you can finish it off with a random orbit sander and some hand sanding to give it a bit of a polished look.
4/ I used a blowtorch to burn the wood around the Superman logo which looked pretty cool, you could also stain the wood if needed. I then used Minwax wipe on poly to finish it off.