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    I just came back from an advanced scrolling class with John Nelson.
    He and his wife are amazing and wonderful people.
    Sorry a weak moment of bragging.
    Back to my question.
    One of the things he showed us is how to cut inlays and how to fill in any small gaps with the appropriate color saw dust, what I forgot to ask is how do you keep the sawdust in place? I would worry about glue affecting the uniformity of the finish.
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    Good question Rolf,

    My answer leans toward using veneer glue in this case.

    Some veneer glue is available in different shades (light, Med., Dark) such as the Better Bond brand from Joe Woodworker and will blend well with the surrounding

    You could also use finish if you know what you will use, such as a little urethane mixed with the dust. You could also mix a bit of stain to the dust first if required, and if it's oil based stain it probably would be sufficient to "hold" until you apply a finish on top.

    These are just ideas, not actually field tested solutions, that I am submitting here.

    Others will probably add to this, so have fun and experiment.

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