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What stupid I am......

I have carved (3 different times mind you), cut to length and sanded a Cedar board. And dumb mistakes keep popping up.

First carving.....I mispelled a word.

Second carving.....too many chip outs and tears. NOT a big fan of my SC50 just yet.

Third carving, I spaced the letters out more. Carved them with my Dremel and router attachment first. Then went back over it all with the 60° degree bit.

Started applying Krylon Maxx "GLOSSY" Clear.....or so I thought. Three coats on and no gloss.....I'm thinking this board is sucking the clear coat in!!!! Then I read the can.....it's SATIN finish!!!! READ THE LABEL BEFORE YOU BUY IT DUMMY!!!

Called Dave and Eric.....Dave said I can put the glossy over the satin. Whew!!!!

But I gotta tell ya, I love the baby's-behind-smooth finish of that Krylon Maxx!

This is one of those "never gonna forget that sign!" LOL


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Problems, Frank? All that matters is that in the end you made a beautiful sign that will be cherished forever by Wanda and Don. It is a great looking sign with a wonderful message. The "test" signs are just water under the bridge. Save them and use them to practice more with the SC-50.
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Test signs are just part of the learning curve.
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it is good to have satin around the shop!
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Frank I put a different sheen for a top coat pretty often. Like when I want to use an almost empty can. Never had a problem.

I have never carved Eastern Cedar but I know the heart wood is very hard. I would think that would make for a lot of problems.

I often get in a lot of trouble when I [THINK]
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Frank I put a different sheen for a top coat pretty often. Like when I want to use an almost empty can. Never had a problem.

I have never carved Eastern Cedar but I know the heart wood is very hard. I would think that would make for a lot of problems.

I often get in a lot of trouble when I [THINK]
Don, it all carved easily. Only noticed a change in color.....didn't feel or cut any different in the heart or lighters edges. All of my bits are still sharp so that helped a lot, too.
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I'm a fan of gloss too. I usually get Rustoleum 2X clear gloss if I'm in a hurry and spray it. Otherwise 4-5 coats of MinWax fast dry poly brushed on and sanded after the 3rd coat. Can recoat in 4 hours.

You don't want to see all the firepit "food" I've churned out. It's just part of the game. The time to sweat is when you're using a client's one of a kind piece of material and there's no throwing it away and starting over with another piece.

It's good to get "humbled" occasionally - keeps one on his toes.


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If you think this is exciting, try sandblast etching glass - the customer's glass!

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If you think this is exciting, try sandblast etching glass - the customer's glass!......
NO!! THANK YOU JUST THE SAME!!!!! LOL

My hat's off to you on that!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
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I'll pass...
and your work is exquisite...
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