Woodstain in routed Text

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Forum topic by FauserneEist posted 09-12-2013 08:17 AM 908 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-12-2013 08:17 AM

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Hi all,

I plan on building one of those kung fu fighting benches out of spruce wood for my master’s birthday. On top of it, I would like to rout the family logo and a chinese text. Is it a good idea to darken the routed text with woodstain or will it spread beyond the groves? If you think it is a bad idea, I’m open to suggestions.

Sorry, if the woodworking related terms aren’t correct, I’m german and I have to work with dictionaries :-)

Thanks in advance

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#1 posted 09-12-2013 09:44 AM

Use a coloured acrylic varnish, it won’t bleed, sand the top back once it done to leave crisp lines. Try it on a test piece first.

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#2 posted 09-12-2013 11:00 AM

Stains & dyes will bleed – giving you an edge that is not crisp.

Consider painting the letters and then using your topcoat over everything.

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