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    Finally after only 3 session of PT I can get back out to the shop and make some saw dust. Cut this out today using a piece of basswood (not impressed with it's character) and finished with EVO... wait.. that's what my wife uses in the kitchen. ELO! Nope... that's a band from the 70's. APO... heck no..haven't used one of those in a while! Yeah... it was BLO! Just because I wanted to see how it came out. Total size of basswood blank was
    6" x 8" and 5/8" thick. I'm finally getting to finish MY set of handcuffs Trout really kicked my butt getting a set done. I'll finish them tomorrow after another PT session.
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    Pop
    Delta 16" 40-530
    Ryobi 16" VS

    "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

  • #2
    Nice job Pop.

    I have to agree with you about the "character" of those basswood slabs. The ones I cut were a little soft and I use water based finishes so the end grain got a little rough on me.

    They sure look nice when they are done though.

    Keep up the great work
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
    "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
    Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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    • #3
      Really nice cutting
      Diane
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      • #4
        Looks good Pop.
        Ian

        Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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        • #5
          I can only hope to do such nice work one day.
          Joel

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          • #6
            Nice cutting, Pop. Where do you buy wood like that?
            Mike

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            • #7
              Nice cut. I wouldn't mind knowing where to get some of those basswood blanks. What is BLO though..?
              Jim

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JimSawyer
                Nice cut. I wouldn't mind knowing where to get some of those basswood blanks. What is BLO though..?
                Dunno where Pop got his but I got a couple of those basswood slabs at Walmart recently. Michael's craft store sells them too, but they're way more expensive there!

                BLO is boiled linseed oil.
                Ian

                Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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                • #9
                  Get em' at Ben Franklin Crafts here. Run from $4.00 to around $8.00 depending on size. The one I used for this project was $4.00
                  Pop
                  Delta 16" 40-530
                  Ryobi 16" VS

                  "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                  • #10
                    Beautiful work Pop! Glad to see you're back at it.

                    Sherri.
                    Sherri

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                    • #11
                      You can buy the blanks from AC Moore or Micheals. I assume that they are national chains. I bought a light table from ACMoore last weekend with a 50% coupon it saved me $40 . Both stores have 40 and 50 % coupons every week.
                      BLO is boiled lindseed oil (if it hasn't already been mentioned.
                      Rolf
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