Tutorial video showing Easel settings and tips.
This has 2 Easel files to cut all parts.
Main part is in “Open in Easel”
This is the link to the inlayed parts for the project.
I’m using a .0125 (.0122 actual) 2 flute downcut bit for this operation. The down cut bits leave a smooth top edge and is the bit type I use in mostly all of my carves.
Material setup and cutting inlays.
Link to Carpet Tape:
This inlay was cut with a .005 tolerance for a tight fit, but for a different look, this jewelry box inlay below was cut at .015 to produce a thin black outline. Experiment with different settings to get the look your want.
The bubble pockets are first painted a bright silver paint, then filled with a blue tinted resin. Everything is then sanded down flush and spray finished with 3 coats of clear lacquer and temp gauge is press fit.
I’m still debating whether or not to attach the Dolphin. I’m liking the way it looks now, so I’ll think on it for awhile.
For those interested, here is where I purchased the temp meter. Lots of great meters to choose from.