I have a question for all you gurus out there. I have a customer who has asked me about doing a metal inlay (brass?) in a wood box. (high end jewelry box) 2 images per box, top and front. I’m looking for ideas on where to go to get the inlays cut out. (laser? Water jet?) I would then laser a recess in the wood, glue in the metal and then sand flush. Lots of work. So my second question is this – what other methods would you consider? My thoughts:
Foil stamping, gold foil with a stamping press
Would DyeSub work? Can you get a metallic look? If I had someone print the images could I get a press and put them on?
An Inlace (Powdered metal) glued into a reces with epoxy or CA and then sanded flush.
Any others ideas would be welcome. This could be a nice regular job of 200-500 items per year. BTW -- the image shown is just a Windows symbol but it is similar to the logo in style. I was asked not to post the logo itself.
Thanks in advance,
Jeff in northern Wisconsin