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Mark Mazzo

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#1 posted 09-11-2007 03:40 PM


That sounds like a neat project.

Mind you that I have never done this but, I recall reading about a technique using epoxy for the filling (not sure where, but it may have been an issue of Fine Woodworking within the last year). The epoxy can be colored with powdered dyes and then spread into the carved surfaces. Obviously you would need to do this multiple times if you are going to do more than one color for parts of the carving. From what I recall, the technique involved waxing the (non-carved part of the) surface prior to putting on the epoxy. Then when the epoxy is dry you can simply scrape the excess off with a card scraper. Depending on how good you are at gettting the epoxy into the holes the first time, you may hneed to go back and add a bit to any depressions and/or holes that form while drying.

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