A Semi-permenant wood photo

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A Semi-permenant wood photo

Postby nelaga » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:49 am

I needed somthing that would last in the weather so after carving and mounting, I covered it with Epoxy Resin. Now it not only looks good but the wood is sealed. It Should last a while.Sorry about the clarity of the photos.
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Postby metalworkz » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:21 pm

Hello,
It looks very good. How long did it take to do the carving?
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Postby nelaga » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:46 pm

I did it on 1/2" Cabinet grade plywood. The size is approx. 8x10. I used a 1.4 " 60 degree V-Bit. And it took 3.2 hours at 60 IPM. :)
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Postby lovebugjunkie » Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:45 am

Nice carving and I like the effect of the Epoxy coating, how thick is it?
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Postby nelaga » Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:21 pm

Hi George,

I like the effect too. Its the first time I've tried it on a PhotoVcarve project. After this though, I'm sure I'll use it again. It looks like glass.
It is appox 1/16 " thick. :)
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Postby Thkoutsidthebox » Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:37 pm

That looks great. :) Very nice.

I'm just wondering about the epoxies resistance to sunlight and UV....will it discolour and become opaque over time?
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Postby nelaga » Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:51 am

To tell the truth, I'm not sure about the long term effects of weather. The place that this one is used however is in a shaded area and will get minimum rain on it. The Epoxy is a commercial grade and has a non-yellowing agent added to it. I used it on a small table that has been on my screened porch and is has gotton rained on many times over the past 3 years and it still looks good. So I'm hoping for the best. :)
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