Finishing EZboard, HDU high-density urethane
I’d like to share with you some insights on carving and finishing EZboard as shared with me by Frankie Feirn (bold), my replies included.
Hi, I really think that you need to market your board to a wider range of carvers. The chip carving is beautiful, but your board holds detail, and is so much easier on fragile or older hands. I do wee miniatures, especially on antique spools and baby blocks. Those are used instead of bass wood because of the detail you can get with the harder woods. Bass always is frustrating because of the “fuzzys”. You board is such a joy to work with. Here are some photos of things carved out of your 3/4″×3/4″×2″ pieces. Also some examples of spots and blocks to compare. The min-wax wiping stain (pic sent) is what I used, other than the turquoise doors. I have thought of submitting carving photos and articles on miniature carving, but am not computer savvy enough. Thank you!
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I have found that acrylics work better when the EZBoard is first sealed with Deft.
Thanks for sharing this tip, Charles. It’s always worthwhile experimenting a bit to see what works best for you. Happy carving!