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Old 08-21-2018, 03:18 PM
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Is there a certain depth you need for the epoxy to look good?

For instance if I tried to have a pocket .050 deep would it look good and stay in place?
I do shallow fills a lot and .05 is deep enough, but if using dispersion colorants, you might have to add extra for a good saturation. The color of the material that's engraved, can affect the color of the epoxy on shallow pours.

I don't use dispersion colorants, and I also add iridescent. I also use polyester for many projects.

Yes the epoxy will stay at that depth. Epoxies have little to no shrinkage, and remain slightly flexible. I've made auto emblems using both epoxy and polyester, and the epoxy doesn't have the issues of polyester, with the expansion and contraction.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:31 PM
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Here is a baseball themed rosette on a guitar I made for a major league umpire. All of the red color stitching is epoxy dyed with a "red" color. The depth is .050" so you can see it worked great!
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:49 PM
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Your corian inlays are always amazing to see, Bob. Simply beautiful work.
Your work is inspiring me to try some of this on left over pieces from when I did my kitchen. Cant wait to try it.

And Im still waiting on that corian inlay class.
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Is there a certain depth you need for the epoxy to look good?

For instance if I tried to have a pocket .050 deep would it look good and stay in place?
On Corian you might not have a problem. On wood you’d sand thru it as soon as the sander hit the surface. I cut all mine at a minimum of .12 of an inch. After sanding thru a carving on the wood I swore I’d never do it again.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:08 PM
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Looks great. After the epoxy sets, do you surface it flat on the CNC or another way?
I use a sander starting with 80 grit all the way thru 800 and then polish it with a auto buffer.
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Your corian inlays are always amazing to see, Bob. Simply beautiful work.
Your work is inspiring me to try some of this on left over pieces from when I did my kitchen. Cant wait to try it.

And Im still waiting on that corian inlay class.
Vectric contacted me a few months ago and Im send them detailed instructions on how I made this so they could post it for everyone. If you wanted to drive west Id be glad to show you. Its super simple, the key is the vac hold down and putting it back in the exact spot for the follow up cuts.
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Vectric contacted me a few months ago and I’m send them detailed instructions on how I made this so they could post it for everyone. If you wanted to drive west I’d be glad to show you. It’s super simple, the key is the vac hold down and putting it back in the exact spot for the follow up cuts.
I cant wait to see the write up from you/ Vectric. And if I am ever in the vicinity of Lebanon, OH I will most definitely try to hit you up for some expert advice. It would be an honor to meet someone with your talent!
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I do these one to two colors at a time as long as there is no "bleed potential" between colors. basically i leave it on the machine to cure then cut each color separately, ours the colors touch or come real close.
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I do these one to two colors at a time as long as there is no "bleed potential" between colors. basically i leave it on the machine to cure then cut each color separately, ours the colors touch or come real close.
Super awesome stuff.
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