Colour inlays.

To jazz up my signs, I have taken to doing some colour inlays…

Far simpler than you would think.

Prior to laser engraving, I apply masking tape to the area to be engraved.

After engraving the words etc are already masked [the laser removes the tape in the letter spaces leaving tape around the words etc ] … ready for a quick spray of fast drying rattle can enamel paint…

Then remove the tape after the paint is dry and sand any bleeding… finish with spray poly…

Here is a quick slide show of some of the signs made this week with this process…

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This following pic is from my display at the Big Pineapple Farmers Market yesterday…

IMG_3045Unfortunately this was my last day at these markets..

During the week, I received a phone call advising me that my application to the Eagle Farm Markets had been successful and that I was being offered a permanent site there… [after quite a few months on the waiting list].  This is for the Sunday.  They also advised me there was a spot opened up at the Rocklea Markets on Saturdays… After some thought I decided that this was a fork in the road that I had to explore… So all those in the Brisbane area please drop in and see me…

About Lazy Larry

Just a woodworker sharing some of the things learnt the hard way... so you don't make the same mistakes...
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One Response to Colour inlays.

  1. Lew says:

    Being able to “inlay” the engraving certainly is another avenue for your pieces, Larry. Congrats on the permanent location at the two markets. Hope you sell everything you make!

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