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Project by cowboyup3371 posted 09-23-2019 04:46 AM 325 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I managed to get a Dewalt DW788 scroll saw a few months back for half the price new and immediately began using it. The Navy Senior and Master Chief Petty Officer anchors were the first things I cut with it. I decided to leave the paper pattern glued to them as I just didn’t feel I could do them justice by trying to hand cut the rest of the detail right now. They’ll go onto the columns for the new clock

The sign saying thank you for your service will be the back door of the clock and that was pretty tricky to work through. I made one glaring mistake but I’m hoping I saved enough of it that I can just move on.

I used hide glue to hold the sign pattern onto the wood (regular wood glue for the anchors) but had a tough time scraping the paper off even with heating it up. I got enough off though that I took my sander and finished the job. I’ll have to do some research on how to do it better next time.

-- Cowboy Up or Quit - If you are going to quit than get out of my way

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#1 posted 09-23-2019 03:15 PM

Nice scrolling. I use spray adhesive to attach patterns to my wood. Spray the back of the pattern. I use 3M 77, but there are others out there that work as well. Then when you want to remove the pattern you can just wipe Mineral Spirits on it, let it sit a few seconds and lift the pattern right off. Then wipe the wood with the MS to remove glue residue. Some put blue painters tape on the wood first before attaching the pattern. Helps prevent burning. There many ways to do it.

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#2 posted 10-03-2019 08:23 PM

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