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Old 08-14-2018, 08:33 PM
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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, 10:20 PM
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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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Old 08-27-2018, 11:06 AM
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Well, I finally got my inlay done. Seeing as its my first really complicated inlay, Im somewhat happy with the results, although there is definitely room for improvement. Its a gift for our pastors wife who is going through a bit of a rough patch health-wise, so Im not overly concerned about a few minor "flaws" ....well, actually I am but as they say...its the thought that counts, right?

I want to thank all the wonderful folks who got me to this point, especially Russell, Charlie and Brady. From what you all shared the next one should be far better and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the help & encouragement.

Russell, I plan to try your technique on the next one...cant wait!
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:02 PM
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I was just looking at the pdf file and there appears to be an “artifact” in the center of the butterfly body....kinda coin like. I have no idea what that is. It was certainly not on the finished product. One of those hmmmmms that I cant explain. Im guessing something introduced in the many steps I took to get a file size i could upload. Fwiw the gift was a big hit.
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