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    I don't recall having seen this little trick mentioned in any other threads so here goes.

    I come from the bottom when threading my blade and I have found that if I take a red sharpie and dot each entry hole before starting it makes locating and threading the blade just that much easier and faster for me. Of course the projects I use this method on are portraits and have the backs glued to a backer board when complete so any excess of the red is not seen.

    Any others use this method?

    Bill
    Bill

    DeWalt 788



    aut viam inveniam aut faciam

    God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

  • #2
    What a wonderful tip. I've got a Word file I keep tips in. Most are from this site. Keep them coming. Thanks

    Harris

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ozarkhillbilly
      I don't recall having seen this little trick mentioned in any other threads so here goes.

      I come from the bottom when threading my blade and I have found that if I take a red sharpie and dot each entry hole before starting it makes locating and threading the blade just that much easier and faster for me. Of course the projects I use this method on are portraits and have the backs glued to a backer board when complete so any excess of the red is not seen.

      Any others use this method?

      Bill
      Bill what a great tip , I have troubale finding my holes sometimes , for after I drill them , I sand alittle after.and that fillls the holes back up.lol so I think I'll do just that, thanks for sharing it. your friend Evie.

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      • #4
        Tip for hillbilly bill

        ummm,it looks like a good lookin lady is trying to strangle ya in that picture !!! Lucky catch!!!
        Dale w/ yella saws

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        • #5
          Thanks for the compliment Lucky788, she does have a good hold on me, and I tell her all the time she's lucky to have caught me!!! LoL
          Bill

          DeWalt 788



          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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          • #6
            Perhaps she is but I bet you didnt run too fast
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              Bill,

              Yes, I, too, use this method of marking the bottom of holes. But lately I have only been marking those very tiny holes; those drilled with the small numbered bits. I use at least two and sometimes three bit sizes when drilling the starter holes of my projects. I think that I save the time it takes me to change bits by being able to more quickly locate and insert through the larger drilled holes. However, on the very dark woods I find the marker colors I have don't help much. I do have a silver ink pen that I sign my dark turned bowls with, perhaps this might work for the holes on the dark scrolling woods. I may experiment with it sometime soon.

              Regards, Don from Eugene, OR

              Let your reach exceed your grasp.

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              • #8
                Dots? Am I the only farsighted member? I need big circles.

                I also have a little makeup mirror sitting next to the saw to reflect light underneath do I can see the marks.
                -Andy

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