You can make wood, or pieces of wood that you have been working on look even more impressive with some wiring in the grains of the wood, that are either already there, or ones that you put in yourself. The wiring can be any variety of colors as long as it fits well with the color of the wood. It adds to the beauty of the already beautiful piece of wood. If you want to add your own swirls to the wood you can.
- Wood ground, solid stock or veneer can be used for the substrate.
- The surface needs to be impregnated and hardened before the channels are cut into it.
- Pewter wire can be used as is, but brass and silver need to be relaxed first.
“The use of inlaid wire has long historical precedence, perhaps nowhere more noteworthy than in the filigree inlays of exquisite antique firearms such as elegant dueling pistols and hunting long guns from centuries past.”