Yes, a rose engine will add a whole new dimension to your woodworking. There are two or three small-run manufacturers of modern engines in the USA. Lindow Machine Works is my favorite.This is nuts cool. I have no legitimate words to describe this.
Exactly as you described: fill design, remove excess as much as possible, let cure and then sand.I really like those boxes... and the yo-yo's. Very clean.
When you backfill the engraving, do you more or less apply the epoxy everywhere and then scrape as much off a possible? Then let it cure and start sanding? Or do you try to carefully put epoxy only in the engravings? I've thought about doing that on the cribbage boards I make with laser engraving.
I was an early adopter, had mine for about 15 years. David has introduced a lot of design improvements and add-on gadgets over the years. His machines are really top of the line, and very likely in the class of heirloom collectibles...very pleased.Dave Lindow lives a short drive up the road. Are you pleased with the product?