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    What is the backing that most use for scrooled pictures. Thank's Cleancut.

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    Hi Cleancut, I use card stock for all my scrolled projects. Some, probably most use
    1/8 inch BB and paint it the color they choose.
    JerryS

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    • #3
      CPE EZ Felt (a stiff felt).
      Micahels used to sell it but I cannot find it on their website. They still show projects using it.

      a google search shows several places still sell it.
      The other John A. Nelson
      johnsworkshop.com
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      I just follow the lines and make sawdust
      on a Seyco ST-21 and a Yellow DW788

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      • #4
        Depends on the project and subject matter. I use felt, plywood or luan.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          It depends on the project. I have scrapbooking paper for several projects because you can get some with very interesting effects.
          But for real contrast I like black felt.
          Rolf
          RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
          Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
          Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            I use Black felt for most of my projects and I have used red felt also. (I buy them at AC Moore) I have tried to spray paint a piece of thick cardboard but no matter how careful I was, the cardboard "bent" and it leaves a line.
            Mark
            Proud new owner of an EX-21

            WWW.MGMWOODWORKS.COM

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            • #7
              1/8" luan plywood stained or painted.
              Mick, - Delta P-20

              A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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              • #8
                I've used 1/8" BB, 1/4" MDF and I've also used the 1/8" backing off the back of like entertainment centers or book cases.
                Last edited by tdub4ever; 08-24-2011, 03:54 PM.
                Don

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                • #9
                  I use MDF, painted or stained

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                  • #10
                    I mat a lot of my pics so I often have small pieces of mat board available to use as a backing. I have also used heavy weight construction paper and painted BB.
                    Scott
                    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                    • #11
                      I went to a cabinet shop, and got scrap pieces of countertop laminate, cut them on the table saw and used them as backing..Lots of different colors ! Works great !
                      Deb

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                      • #12
                        Just another way to back a piece of scrollwork is with a sheet of felt or foam. I used to get the sheets of felt at Michaels, but, now, I can only find the sheets of foam. It works real nice too, so keeps me in business. I don't need anything heavy like wood, so thats why I use just the foam. Good Luck
                        PERK

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                        • #13
                          I use black matte board.

                          Joe

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                          • #14
                            I've seen some mounted on painted canvas for a textured look. You can usually get the canvas at AC Moore or Michael's for 50% off.
                            Betty

                            "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                            • #15
                              I use almost all of the above methods for various things.
                              My preferred backing is 3mm MDF. I either paint it Black or glue coloured felt to it.
                              I also use 3mm luan ply sometimes and stain it a contrasting colour to the cutting.
                              Regards
                              John
                              "The Golden Mile"John Wayne
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