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by McNan Wood
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30166

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

I guess the bottom line is there is no one right answer when it comes to working with wood. I have made some very beautiful expensive "FIRE WOOD" :lol: :D I've got a small "camp" out back in the woods, just a little A-Frame with a fire pit. I have NOT run out of kindling and burn wood in a long, lo...
by McNan Wood
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30166

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

I have been getting better at epoxy inlays with what I call some success.... For me I have never sealed the timber and don’t believe I have had bleeding, maybe it is the epoxy I am using ? As I always overfill my vectors if bleeding was going to happen it would be very visible. So, ah, what kind of...
by McNan Wood
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30166

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Hey lerdhal, thanx for the input. I have tried a sanding sealer, two coats, and still get the bleed. I am curious about the potential using CA as well. My latest endeavor is trying the acrylic paint method, which so far (two tries) is working like a champ. I carve, paint the interior and slight outl...
by McNan Wood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30166

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Thanks, being so new to all of this, there is TON of stuff I'm not (and should be) considering. Appreciate the hint!
by McNan Wood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30166

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Thought I'd follow up ... Tried the Acrylic paint idea. Painted the inside of the letters and some of the outside. Sanded, so just letters were visible (looks awesome, btw). Then poured. 24 hour cure. Sanded again to remove the epoxy halo, and had better, but not acceptable results as shown. Wonderi...
by McNan Wood
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30166

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

jfederer wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:32 pm
Hi McNan Wood! One of the forum members, "Aussie", is very good with epoxy inlays. You might look up his posts or PM him for his perspective.
Thanks! I'm already looking at some of his posts. Appreciate it!
by McNan Wood
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Aspire - Tips and Tricks
Topic: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?
Replies: 69
Views: 30166

Re: Anyone doing epoxy inlays successfully?

Thanks to EVERYONE for their ideas and suggestions. I am such a newbie to all this; got my Shark SD110 just last month and have been climbing the steep learning curve on both the software (Vectric VCarve 10.5) and hardware. whew... Oops... maybe a forum faux pas? I use VCarve, not Aspire... uh, don'...
by McNan Wood
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Cut2D - General
Topic: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world
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Views: 2694906

Re: The New Map Thread - Show us where you are in the world

McNan Wood
New Limerick, Maine, USA