For 3D printed items I have found the following tutorial helpful:
If you have questions about assembly of a kit please email me, I am happy to help Swill123@aol.com
If a part arrives broken, please allow me to send a replacement. Or call 435-535-3281
My Manufacturing Process
MiniEtchers uses a state of the art laser machine to create highly detailed miniatures. The laser cutting and etching process gives me the ability to efficiently reproduce fine details at reasonable prices. All Mini Etcher kits are designed, cut and assembled in my home in the United States.
Working with Laser-cut Products
Laser cut products will have dark, charred edges. It is not necessary to sand the charred surfaces unless you would like to for your own designs or if you are staining your kit. Light sanding with a very fine grit sandpaper will remove some of the dark color.
- Using a q-tip dipped in denatured alcohol and rubbing along edges also diminishes the "charred" look.
- I recommend a good quality wood glue or tacky to assemble my kits.
- If painting your kit paint the charred edges first, let dry and then paint two very fine coats. This helps diminish the "charred" edges.
- I use quality wood –Maple for my kits. But even so, when you paint wood it has a tendency to warp. Paint BOTH sides of the wood, even if it won’t show. This will keep warping to a minimum.
I welcome your input, tips, hints and comments. I also love to post pictures of finished kits. Please send your pictures to Swill123@aol.com and give me permission to post on my site.