Hey Friends, first off, I love my Shapeoko and I love this site. I visit almost everyday.
Second off, I know I, not the machine, messed up.
So I make going-away plaques for my unit. On the current one, the main lettering was too thin with those annoying little wings on the vertical elements. So I tried re-running the tool path with a different tool and some how messed up Z-zero causing the machine to plunge too far into the wood on a couple of letters before I could stop it. See photo (taken after Z properly set). Even though its the back, its the salutation part and important.
The bottom-line is that I’m in the home stretch after investing an embarrassing amount of hours. I hoping with your help I can salvage this somehow. Its due this Friday and there’s simply no time to start over and have it ready for presentation.
What I’m looking for is a super-slick woodworking technique/trick/work around that I can use to mask or hide, even if purely aesthetic. I know I could scrap it and start over or resurface and redo the back. I’m extremely hesitant with this approach since the back is completely carved and the front, which is multi-colored resin filled, is all but done. If interested, see photo of a similar plaque from a few months ago.
I also know about using glue and sawdust. I had a similar issue doing the front that I filled with saw dust and Titebond III. But when it dried the filled letters were dark and easily distinguishable in the maple. Int that case I made the back the front and hogged out a big pocket. Wondering if I would get better results using plain ole Elmer’s Glue-All or other type of glue?
I’ll take any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance.