Epoxy inlay sign
Piece of wood Letter stencils Router or dremel Casting Epoxy Epoxy color powder (I used eye shadow as a cheap alternative) Sand paper Torch Polyurethane I changed cell phones during this process so I dont have any pictures of the progress. I will make sure to record my next project better!
What you will need
router or dremel
sand paper 60 through 500 or more grit
How to do this project
I hand carved the lettering out with a hand dremel. Then smooth everything out with 80 to 120 sand paper. Clean all sand dust off.
Next I mixed equal parts casting epoxy & harder with green eye shadow. (I didn't mix in the color very well, 1st time learning mistake) Once it was mixed I pour in very carefully into the lettering trying not to get it all over the wood. I used a torch to get the air bubbles out. (I did not do a good job of that) Allowed to cure for 48 hrs.
After the epoxy was cured, I sanded the whole project until it had a smooth finish. I started with 60 grit & ended with 500 grit I believe. I then wiped it clean with rubbing alcohol.
Last step I coated the sign with Polyurethane. I did 3 coats sanding with 220 grit sand paper in between, always wiping it down with rubbing alcohol to remove sanding dust.