Layered epoxy inlay #9: Problem Fixed Samples Made

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 01-14-2012 09:13 PM 6051 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I will start off to day with my samples, this first one is just white glitter and epoxy. It didn’t work out as well as I would have liked. You can see that the coloring is not even. I am pretty sure I mixed it well so I don’t know what caused this, but it’s not something I want in the final project.

In the next sample I painted the bottom and sides of my void first, let the paint dry and then filled it with a glitter and epoxy mix. I like the way this one looks and will most likely use it for the eye and teeth of the project.

Finally we come to the good stuff. I took the pencil shavings and glitter and mixed it and filled the rest of the face in. I think I used a little more pencil lead the I needed but it cure up just fine and I like the way it looks. I think it is going to look great once I sand down the grits, getting a finer surface.

Here it is dry, cured, and ready to sand

In this next picture you can see how it is sanding up just fine. No gumming or tears and I cannot make an indention in the new epoxy.

Here it is sanded flat

and with a little water

My next steps will be to use the carbon paper to draw the entire face back on and then cut out the white of the eye and the teeth. Then it will be time to figure out what to do with it. Maybe a box. We shall see.

Thanks for taking a look,

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 01-14-2012 10:07 PM

I think it’s going to looks great.

Perceverence is paying off.

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#2 posted 01-15-2012 12:28 AM

This is looking really good. I have gone back to the very beginning of this blog and I think you should make this the top lid of a “Dremel” box. A box that would contain tools/bits/cutter wheels/etc pertaining only to the Dremel tool. Just a thought.

I believe that this is going to surpass your initial expectations of the end result. I think it is gonna be a real eye-catcher.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 01-15-2012 12:55 AM

That’s a great idea jaykaypur, now I wish I had used that bigger piece of mahogany I have. I could do a border in another wood to enlarge it…...... I really like that idea and it seems appropriate. I’ll have to think about the best way to do that. Maybe a box with drawers in it. That might solve the size problem. The gears are starting to creak. Any ideas on a design. It might be cool to do a tall box with 3-4 drawers and have the body come down the front of the box. I don’t just tossing around ideas.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 01-15-2012 03:25 AM

its cool looking and if you inlaid some tiger eye in the right eye it would glow lol but that would require some lapidary work, needless to say its going to turn out great

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 09:27 PM

I had considered painting the inside of the void. Thanks for running this experiment. Yours came out great! Ill try that next time.


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

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#6 posted 01-17-2012 12:06 AM

Hey Joey, I’ve been out of the country and just now caught up with your project. You’ve been busy but it’s coming along really well. The box with the body down the front sounds ambitious but very cool. Go for it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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