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Layered epoxy inlay #4: Layer two

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 835 days ago 3567 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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That was quick. I had a little spot that was a different color than everything else so I went ahead and got it out of the way.

I started by cutting parts of the eye out so I could mark the eye onto the wood/epoxy. The part of the eye with the paper in place will be the part I carve out.

Then I drew it in using a pencil and the stencil I had just made

Next I hooked the flex shaft to the dremel and started carving. I used this big bit to start, then put a much smaller one on. I need to get more bits. I am quickly finding that a variety of sizes are needed. This one is really to big for this job, but the other one is much to small to take out all this material so I risked it. I figured as long as I didn’t screw up the wooden pupil of the eye I was ok.

Here you can see it mostly cleaned up. I did go back in with my smallest bit and smooth things up a little.

And here is the evil Grinch’s Yellow eye. Once again I used acrylic paint. I add some black glitter to get that evil sparkle in his Christmas present snatching eye. LOL

Well that’s all for today. I’ll let this cure over night and tomorrow I will try to get the white of the eye in. I am quickly learning that each color basically means one day. If the area’s to be filled are not to close together I can do more, but this eye is going to take about 3 days alone. It’s the cure time that kills you. The good part of that is that the sculpted box in my other blog is getting really close to getting a finish. But that’s a different blog.

I hope you have enjoyed this so far. The next episode will drop soon.

Thanks,
Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks



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3Gwoodguy

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#1 posted 835 days ago

This is looking good Joey! Great blog. Sorry the bag technique didnt work out for you. You gotta just go with what works…and what your doing is working my friend.

-- "The beatings will continue until moral improves" -- Bart Ridings, Illinois

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lanwater

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#2 posted 835 days ago

It’s moving along pretty fast.

You are going to be a master at coloring epoxy very soon.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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JoeyG

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#3 posted 835 days ago

Thanks Bart, I probably am just doing the bag thing wrong. I really wish I had the patience to figure it out, it sounds like it would be a lot easier.

Good day Ian. These things usually go pretty quickly, it’s just the curing time that takes for every. I did get to sand up the sculpted box, it’s about ready for finish. Just doing a few test on finishing, I want to use a new technique and I will be able to finish that blog up. I also got to re-start on a new project. I made a batch of boxes a while back and had a couple extra. I finally pulled one of them out and decided to give it a go. I am debating doing a blog on it. I enjoy doing them so I might as well do one for each project. Plus, if I ever want to do it again I can just look it up on here. I don’t have to try and remember how I built something. So Lumberjocks is becoming my shop memory. LOL If it would only remember that measurement for me. LOL

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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lanwater

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#4 posted 835 days ago

I was going to suggest earlier that the dewalt palm router, the pluge one (DWP611PK), is great at removing all the excess wood.
Since you have a base, it is more precise and easier that the hand held dremmel; at least for me.
The initial entry point is right on every time with the plunge.
I use a 1/16 router bit for intricate area and move to 1/8 or 1/4 depending what you working on.

I have the feeling you will be doing a lot of inlay, epoxy or otherwise and it might be helpfull. This said, I think I have seen a base for the dremmel as well.

My humble opinion is that having a base makes it more stable and slide nicely on the wood.

Other manufacturers came up with similar plunge for their palm. I like the dewalt, it’s a little quieter

Your blogs are refreshing and very usefull. Keep them coming.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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JoeyG

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#5 posted 835 days ago

@ Ian
I have the router base for the router as well. I got the Dremel 4000 5/60. It has 5 attachments including the router base and the flex shaft and 60 bits, drum sanders, and cutting wheels. That is what I used on the first step. I used the flex shaft mainly because I just got it and need the practice. It’s like using a pencil. I think the larger bit I used was 1/8 and the smaller one might have been 1/16 but as tiny as it is I think it is 1/32. I’ll have to check it tomorrow. I used my chip carving knife for the sharp corners that the round bit wouldn’t fit in. I use that knife as much as anything in my shop.

I’ve used the Dewalt but I felt that the dremel would be more versatile in it’s uses. I will get a picture of it with the base on it and post it here. I went back and looked at your dragon stools. I have done a simple dragon and have plans for something a lot more detailed one I get this technique down. By the way, I love the stools/tables.

I am glad you like the blogs. I really enjoy working on them. It’s refreshing for me as well. It helps go over what I have done and to think through what I am about to do. As long as someone is getting something out of them I will keep doing them. I might even do them if no one reads them because I get a lot out of doing them. I think I will start a new one right now. I was going to save it until I was farther along but that isn’t really my style. I like sharing the story as I go.

Well I’m off to get on the next blog. Tomorrow we get to see the yellow eye.
Joey

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Karson

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#6 posted 833 days ago

Joey: This looks good.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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