I am working on a name sign where I put a wooden inlay into an acrylic sheet, using wood glue.
The look from the backside caught my attention and I made some photos which I’d like to share with you.
Side/back view into the acrylic:
The edge got sanded/polished up to grain 12.000 in order to allow a clear view.
And frontal view from the back:
The colors in the previous images are exaggerated, here’s an example with realistic colors:
And - in order to discuss the approach a bit - a front view from the top:
The edges are fuzzy which is immeadiatly evident because the background is transparent.
Also, there are gaps that got filled with glue. During sanding, some particles of the sanding paper got stuck in there. I think the problem here is, that the acrylic is not flexible enough to even out little inaccuracies under pressure.
How would you change your workflow if you went from wood-wood inlays to acrylic-wood inlays?