It was an experiment based on the unintentional highlighting of the Hogwarts Address Plaque with an interesting outcome. Dealing with scrap, note the #20 biscuit in the right side, expect surprises. I gave it one coat of MinWax PolyShade in Gloss Pecan. Why? 1) to seal it and 2) because I was finishing some other stuff and the PolyShade was open.
Then I applied two coats of acrylic red followed by two coats of acrylic white followed by two coats of acrylic (not quite Navy) blue. As I said in another post, the acrylic, FolkArt by brand, goes on a bit like half dried white glue and does a fair job of drying even. FAIR job. I scratch buffed each coat with 150 grit sandpaper to improve adhesion between the layers.
Jim is a reference to a good friend, Henry James (Jim) Bedinger, Commander, U.S. Navy, Retired and fellow author. His work, Patriot, Prisoner, Survivor: An American Family at War is a tough read because it explains how you survive more than three years in North Vietnam as a Prisoner of War. And far more interesting than my books on accounting and computer applications.
The outcome is pretty nice. You can see where the acrylic pealed in some spots. You can see the cut depth increments from the V-bit, you can hardly feel them. Light sanding, post photo, and they vanished. The red layer is pretty thin, the white layer is NICE, and the (not quite Navy) blue tops it off. I think I would go with four or more coats of red if I were to do it again.
Post photo, the plaque will get a clear coat after some touchup work.
Found an interesting book, Do Not Open This Math Book by Danica McKellar. Some of us know her as Winnie from The Wonder Years, now with Hallmark Movies. And that book has inspired the next CNC project. Yes, a math based CNC project. “Linear math.” Hmmm.