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I am making some decorative boards using a cnc router. I want to keep the natural look of the wood except for where I'm routing. I was thinking I could seal the side I'm going to route prior to doing so and then stain the newly routed areas and wipe off the excess. I was originally going to route, stain and then sand, but some of the more decorative areas are not very deep. All suggestions are helpful..also I'm routing Oak
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Nathan ,welcome to Router Forums, glad to have you join us, I'm positive the members of the community would be more than willing to answer any questions you have.
I do not see any reason you can not do it, you may run a test piece first

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I do not see any reason you can not do it, you may run a test piece first
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Welcome to the forum Nathan.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Thanks guys for the words of encouragement
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Nathan, actually that is the preferred way for CNC carvings. It seals the edge where your carving to prevent stain, or paint from entering the veins of the wood, causing small streaks around the carved area.
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Naathan, not trying to steer you away from this forum, IT'S THE BEST AROUND, but I am on 3 or 4 CNC forums and a one dedicated to sign making. I learn from all of them. Just thought I would throw that out there as info.
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Hey Garyk..what forum would you be talking about?
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Nathan I make a lot of boxes and now completely seal the wood before making any cuts. I normally use a wipe on coat of shellac 1lb cut. I then lightly sand the face where I glue. On mitre cuts you don't have to sand at all. Glue can be wiped off where you don't want it without having to use masking tape. You can put any type of finish over shellac.

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