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Old 08-14-2018, 07:33 PM
rcrawford rcrawford is offline
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Filler is fine for very small defects, but it does show in the finished product. For the best results, I will mix epoxy with dry aniline dye powder to get the exact colour I need (you want the colour to match the finished wood, not the unfinished wood!!). The problem is that it is often the lighter colour that chips out, and its best to match the filler to the darker colour wood.

Once you get a little experience playing with feeds and speeds, and editing vectors to reduce chip-out (the less nodes, the better), you should never need filler in your inlays.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:20 PM
drummerjg drummerjg is offline
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Thanks for the great tips, Russell. I cut my test inlay withe a 60* bit at 75ipm so it looks like I need to slow down a lot more for the real one. I do plan on using a new bit as well. This is my first really detailed inlay and its been giving me lots of knowledge bumps.

And if not for the wonderful help from folks like you on the forum, saving me many more bumps why Id most likely be unconscious from all that knowledge.
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