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    I’m Working on dog with glass eyes inserted. I guess I’ve either bumped one eye with my foredom bit or sand paper. I’ve got a couple of small scratches in the center of one eye. Any suggestions on maybe buffing that out? I really hate to think about taking that eye out.

  • #2
    might try some very fine stroping compound
    . . .JoeB

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    • #3
      Is the eye really glass or is it some sort of acrylic plastic?
      Since it's scratched, JP's idea of buffing with honing compound is as good as any.

      Next time, buy 3 eyes = you will never damage the pair in the carving.
      Brian T

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      • #4
        Clear nail polish over the entire eye.

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        • #5
          I agree with hartmmike, clear nail polish. Easy peasy.

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          • #6
            I agree with Nail Polish or a Clear Poly U Spray . Merle

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            • #7
              I use DecoArt Triple Thick on almost all the eyes (that I attempt) to carve. A coat of Triple Thick makes them shine like a diamond in a goats butt and hides a majority of sins.

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              • #8
                I use Mod Podge

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                • #9
                  I don't put the eyes in other than a dry fit for hole size and position untill all the carving is done. I texture the area around the eye in the quickwood I use to hod them i place so as to .damage during texturing with a burr or with burning

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SlowMover View Post
                    I don't put the eyes in other than a dry fit for hole size and position untill all the carving is done. I texture the area around the eye in the quickwood I use to hod them i place so as to .damage during texturing with a burr or with burning
                    I try to learn something from every carving. That's what I learned from this one, not to even put them in until I'm done with the power carving. I'm going to try some nail polish as others have mentioned.

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                    • #11
                      Like TreeWizard, I'd use Mod Podge or similar from the hobby store. (easier clean up than nail polish...)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cedarshavings View Post
                        I’m Working on dog with glass eyes inserted. I guess I’ve either bumped one eye with my foredom bit or sand paper. I’ve got a couple of small scratches in the center of one eye. Any suggestions on maybe buffing that out? I really hate to think about taking that eye out.
                        Just wondering ,, How did it come out? I also do soapstone, and the minuet scratches are a bugger...
                        Chuck
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                        Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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