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    This isn't much to brag about but Barry (bearfretworks) should appreciate that I finally performed a cutting out of something besides BB plywood.

    I acquired a couple pieces of 1/2" sapele and thought the hands would look good cut out of this. I cut it with a #2 skip tooth reverse blade and used plexiglass as the backer. This wood was very nice to cut and it was quite a delight taking a break from the plywood. My wife loved it.
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    Last edited by Minnesota scroller; 10-04-2006, 05:09 PM.
    Mike

    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
    www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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    I scampered over to your gallery to look.............EXCELLENT JOB!!!!!!

    Great pattern, grerat execution, great job!

    Isn't "real' wood fun???

    And let me know if you "need" more sapele....I happen to have a few pieces myself
    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

    D. Platt

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    • #3
      What do you mean, not much to brag about? It looks great!!! for finish, did you just wipe it on the surface? It looks like the frets havent been finished in the photo. That acrylic makes nice backers doesnt it! Dale
      Dale w/ yella saws

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      • #4
        Dale, I brushed on Deft clear for the finish. You're right, I didn't apply finish to the frets. Do you think I should have? It isn't noticed when you look at it head on. I have read that many scrollers use Deft spray so as to avoid getting it in the frets.
        Mike

        Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
        www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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        • #5
          Nicely Done! Good to learn a bit about a different type of wood too! Thanks for sharing the pic..definitely one to brag about

          Sue Chrestensen

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          • #6
            I use danish oil on the entire thing, after cutting. Then, spray deft on after thats dry. The oil soaks in the grain and you can get it into all those crevices. The deft is sprayed on as a final coat, and since the frets are oiled, whatever the deft doesnt reach, is protected by the oiling already. At least thats how I think of it. Dale
            Dale w/ yella saws

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            • #7
              Thanks for the advice Dale, but you mentioned that the Danish oil protects the frets. Protects them from what? Termites, hail, typhoons. I'm really new to working with wood so you need to explain things to me like I'm a first grader.
              Mike

              Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
              www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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              • #8
                protects and seals the wood from moisture. also, in my opinion, it looks nicer. Dale
                Dale w/ yella saws

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                • #9
                  For an item that's not going to be under glass, dust can be a bother. Unfinished wood can also get sort of tired looking after it dries out.

                  Beautiful piece, Mike!

                  Pete

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