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Fortified paper?

Discussion in 'CNC Projects' started by Bferster, Oct 30, 2022.

  1. Bferster

    Bferster Well-Known

    Jul 26, 2022
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    I am looking to introduce other colors and textures into my marquetry other than wood veneers. I've tried all kinds of paper, but it won't cut well on the CNC and falls apart when I glue it down and then sand it.

    I want to fortify the paper somehow to give it more strength.

    Have any of you ever tried this in your work?
  2. David the swarfer

    David the swarfer OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Aug 6, 2013
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    I would try the cheapest *thin* superglue from a dollar store, it will soak into the paper and set instantly, turning it into a paper/plastic laminate.
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  3. Giarc

    Giarc OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Jan 24, 2015
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    Epoxy resin will do the same. I am most familiar with the resins for boat building, but casting resins would work as well. I would not use 5 minute epoxy. That is more of an adhesive and is thicker, and way stinkier.
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