filling a shallow carving?

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02-01-2015 07:38 PM

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I’m making a box, and part of the detail I am looking to add is a shallow hand carved/scraped piece on the front of the box—about 1/16th of an inch deep and ~2”x2”—nothing crazy (the HP logo from harry potter, not that it matters.) What I am wondering is once carved into the box I plan add a dark stain and poly the whole thing for a high gloss look. For the whole surface to end up smooth can I simply fill the area with the poly, should I fill and smooth the area with epoxy first and poly over it? Or should I go a different direction all together?

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 12:50 AM

Seal the wood with at least two coats of finish then fill the engraving with epoxy. Scrape the excess flush after curing with a card scraper then sand lightly and apply the topcoat.

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