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Forum topic by Kyle Jones posted 05-14-2016 04:27 PM 663 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kyle Jones

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05-14-2016 04:27 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finish pyrography

Hello, I am building a chess board and thinking about doing some pyrography onto the playing surface of the board. I was wondering what might be the best finish over the image. Obviously something clear and durable. Any help is appreciated. Also, should I stain in the chess squares and then burn and then finish, or burn then stain then finish


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#1 posted 05-15-2016 06:34 PM

Burn first, backfill & light sand (just to remove smearing), then finish. Experiment on scraps first.

Char doesn’t have be be color matched if you’re backfilling.


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#2 posted 05-17-2016 12:20 AM

Thanks. I haven’t stuck with a final decision on the design, but I do have a theme that I am exploring. I am as interested as anybody else to seeing what I finally settle on.

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