That was a good solution. There was just enough of a line for me to paint the area. This being plywood and two feet wide prevented me from running it through the planner.
That’s one of the better looking projects I’ve seen on this forum! Nicely done. Any close ups of the carved and painted areas?
Sorry no close up pictures. They are already delivered to the school. However, the school logo and the text was done an an outline due to time. The flag was carved and took about two hours. Mainly due to the stars. I used a 1/16" bit. The Army ROTC was cut with 1/8" downcut bit
Thank you very much. This was a last minute rush job to get done. The school asked my grandson to do a simple cornhole project. We wanted to take it to the next level. I added the score board because it’s just part of the whole game. I was glad to do it for my grandson
Christmas is coming Phillip, ask Santa for Vcarve
I’m hoping. My letter to Santa is already written
That took some time to paint.
Very nice work.
see this bleeding of the paint?
do you think that if you did a quick coat of shellac after carving but before painting you could stop this from happening?
You are right. That should work. I always put two coats of shellac on before spray painting the black. I was very surprised to see this bleed through. I could not sand deep enough to remove all of it
ooooooooo that was with shellac even?
why do you think it bleed through on this?
Super soft wood is the only thing I can think of. I brushed the shellac on and flooded the carving to try to avoid the bleed. I was very disappointed
The only good thing is that this sign was only a test of the various fonts in Easel with the new Vcarving Pro
I see thats good it was only a test I know I have had good luck with using brush on poly to stop the bleeding but that takes awhile to drive
I wish there was something that was a sure thing almost like an epoxy
I may experiment with thinning epoxy with alcohol and see if it will work. Your right poly takes way too long to dry. Most of it should sand off
Epoxy thins very well with alcohol. Modelers use thinned epoxy to paint the engine bay to fuel-proof balsa and ply. It helps the epoxy soak into the grain of the wood.