My third attempt.

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PeterK6502
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My third attempt.

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With the first try I used MDF, however even after staining the contrast was not good enough.
The second try was a complete failure and the third try I used plywood which did have a darker layer beneath the first layer (no staining needed).
This was for me the winning method. However you need align the grooves with the wood grain, therefore I have aligned the grooves vertically.
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Re: My third attempt.

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I would say third time is a charm. Would not have thought to use plywood for that project. I like the layers of plywood for edging some projects, but I've never trusted the layers to be consistent enough to use it for carving.

What kind of plywood?

Well done, thanks for sharing.
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Re: My third attempt.

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The plywood is: birch, thickness is 15mm (about 0.59 inch) and consist of 11 layers.
Size of carving is 35x46 cm (13.7x18 inch). With a 15 degree v-carve bit, max depth setting is 3 mm (0.12 inch).

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