THANKS Didier and Leo!!
(Didier.....In French is the "Di" pronounced "Dee" and rest pronounced as Parisian like us Yanks learn when we bother to take French in high school? Lots of Quebecois spoken 20km North of here,which kinda changes habits. NICE to know your name LGM !!!
Yep, Liking that roughing and TBN bit's for the job were about $10 USD:)
Got BUNCHES of Chinese bits in the drawer, WAY in the back after trying them, and throwing the results away after hours of sanding
I bought same set after Randall did, as I trust the man:)
Mom just brought me home from buying stuff for a day trip (or two) to visit Dad with my brother.
SHE saw it and said it fit her hand beautifully, and she would just pick it up to fiddle with it like "Worry Beads".
Guess another one is up for Christmas
Thanks Michael! Wish I had used IPS .3,.3, 18K on the larger font on the front(used .5,.35,18K and lost 1 piece of an "O"), River Red Gum is a bit "splintery", and Linseed "Butter"only penetrated about .01" at 70F:( My normal mix for penetrating for my .02" machining allowance is 3D Illuminater (Earthpaint pine rosen)/Earthpaint Linseed/ and usually D-Limonene mixed 30/30/40, BUT last Rosen batch was more like molasses than a brushing lacquer, so didn't quite trust it:(
It's fine now after testing and going 20/40/40.
All font's were done with Onsrud's 30Engraving with .005" flat.
I did this without dowels like in "Beki's Bowl" as I trust my fences, and had sanded wood to to within .0015" of material set-up size...but discrepancies in the flip and carving the next day wound up with a .005" "Lip" to wet sand
Not too bad, but not perfect:)
Double boiler is heating up with my "Butter" mix..soaking 24 hours should improve finish,,,Saturday 8am pick up by brother doesn't leave much time..but at least the finish will be DEEP
Oh...No way stand for it will be finished tomorrow
Have to make Mom's Heart first the same way...and then test fit(possibly line with chamois?)
HATE not having the actual piece in hand to test fit
Second design may work... no idea of wood, but highly figured is a must.
LOTS of space for engraving on the base