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    Thanks for another neat pattern. I cut Clayton Meyers 4 patterns from a length of 1 1/4" cherry stock, mixed up some epoxy with added transparent color ( I used red, yellow, orange and sand) and filled the spaces. I did not use one color in each leaf but poured some of each colored epoxy in each leaf. It made for some very interesting leaves after they were cut out. My only problem was in using a #5 RT blade to cut them out after the epoxy dried. It was very slow cutting and tended to remelt the epoxy which made it very hard to get a smooth surface afterwards. I switched to a #5 skip tooth blade and not only did it cut faster, it mostly eliminated the remelting problem.
    George
    A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
    George

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    need pitchers

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      Yes we need pictures!
      Rolf
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      • #4
        Lookie what I found.....

        WEB-Resin-Leaf-Pattern.pdf (woodcarvingillustrated.com)
        Scott
        Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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          Yes, George, the MGT blades are reverse and not recommended for acrylics. Best to use Pegas Super Skip blades.
          Denny
          ArtCrafters in Dayton, TN

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            OK folks, picture....I finally figured out how to upload a picture. Here are a few of the autumn leaves I cut against the beautiful blue sky we had this morning.
            George
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              Thanks for the info Denny. When I cut acrylic I always use a skip tooth blade at a slower speed. I just did not realize that the epoxy would cut the same way as acrylic so I followed the materials list in the article.
              George
              A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
              George

              delta 650, hawk G426

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              • #8
                George I really like the way they turned out. I might have to add that to my list of things to make.
                Scott
                Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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