Hi guys. First I just want to say thanks for a great forum you have here and all the knowledge collected on this forum has been invaluable to me these last few months whilst I built my first guitar for my son. Particularly all the info on tru-oil finishes. Thanks. I've got a question I'm hoping to get some help with...traditionalists you may wanna look away now! I've come up with a design for my next build, which is a celtic style Thor's hammer kinda thing. Not sure on the colours yet though. I was going to inlay that design with wood, abalone/mother of pearl ect but come across polymer clay as a medium when I was researching materials, as it's inexpensive and very versatile in that it can create 'faux' metal for the hammer binding and imitate a big old jade gemstone, and simulate ivory/horns. Now I'm thinking create the channels for the inlay then podge some epoxy resin down to seal the wood in the channels. Then, lay the big old faux jade 'stone' in there it'll be just a few mm thick, bake that with a heat gun, then put the bronze binding made from the clay over it then bake that too. I want to keep the depth of the binding as if it was real,and to form all the ridges with the clay to really make it 3d and give it depth. I'm confident up until now this is all very doable. I'm wondering if I could then cover the hammer in epoxy resin to encase it and bring the epoxy to the level of the guitar surface. Then start the tru-oil process. I've read somewhere it might be best to put a few layers of shellac on top of the epoxy first, just wondering if this whole idea will work when it comes to the finishing and what to look out for. cheers.