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Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #15: Enough with the wedding signs already!

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Blog entry by copythat posted 03-27-2018 03:36 AM 1400 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m getting the hang of sign making but would like to move beyond the requested wedding signs. I am ready for Class 3 and my introduction to turning.

Some projects I cut this evening . . .

-- Rob



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Dwat

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#1 posted 03-27-2018 01:49 PM

Rob
All the pieces are looking good. Been what.. two-three weeks. Just imagine after two years.

-- -There is no limit to what you can do if you do not care who gets the credit-

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Joe Andrews

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#2 posted 03-27-2018 04:29 PM

Looks like you’re having a blast! I’ve had my machine for about 2-3 years and still enjoy watching it work. One tip on finishing, if you haven’t already seen it, is to put a couple of coats of shellac on the piece before V carving, then carve as usual. Next, just use a spray can and spray all the carved section, let dry, then sand off. Much faster than using a brush to hand paint. The shellac will keep the paint from getting into the grain on the surface, and will also help a little with tearout around the edges. An alternative is to use Oramask 813 to cover the piece, vcarve and paint, then just peel the mask off. Very little, if any cleanup.

One other suggestion would be to decrease the flat depth of the V carve to keep the cut from going so deep. I like the look of a shallower cut vs a very deep one. Usually I set the flat depth to around .1-.2” at most, sometimes less depending on the thickness of the piece.

Keep up the great work!

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copythat

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#3 posted 03-30-2018 02:47 AM



Looks like you re having a blast! I ve had my machine for about 2-3 years and still enjoy watching it work. One tip on finishing, if you haven t already seen it, is to put a couple of coats of shellac on the piece before V carving, then carve as usual. Next, just use a spray can and spray all the carved section, let dry, then sand off. Much faster than using a brush to hand paint. The shellac will keep the paint from getting into the grain on the surface, and will also help a little with tearout around the edges. An alternative is to use Oramask 813 to cover the piece, vcarve and paint, then just peel the mask off. Very little, if any cleanup.

One other suggestion would be to decrease the flat depth of the V carve to keep the cut from going so deep. I like the look of a shallower cut vs a very deep one. Usually I set the flat depth to around .1-.2” at most, sometimes less depending on the thickness of the piece.

Keep up the great work!

- Joe Andrews

Thank you for the tips on finishing. I can use all the help I can get!!

-- Rob

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