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    I started a new project Friday using 1/2 oakplywood basically the same stuff I had used to do the frogs the pattern is more difficult Cowgirl Dreams the problem I am having is small pieces of the ply are splintering and chipping out I did not have this problem with the frogs and I am using a fine tooth blade, I taped both sides of the ply to stop chipout but its not working I applied thap to the wood first the glued the pattern to the tape and applied more tape over the pattern
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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    Daryl,
    You say the wood you're using is basically the same as what you used before, is it exactly the same wood. If it is then my reply is not the answer.

    There are different types of plywood core, perhaps you're using a soft core, which is basically a particle core. I tried a soft core ply with the first set of lamps I made and it was disastrous, particles everywhere. Hard core ply is much better for fret work, it is several layers of various hardwoods, covered in an oak veneer.
    Hope this helps.
    Marsha

    BTW, I think the tape, pattern, tape, is a bit of overkill. I rarely find the need to cover the wood with tape, just spray your pattern with adhesive and apply it directly on the wood. With the help of a bit of mineral spirits or the aid of a blow dryer, the pattern will pull right off.
    Marsha
    LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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    • #3
      well bummer I just went and checked my frog project and Marsha your right what I thought was the same wood isn't the frogs are 7 ply hard core and the cowgirl dreams looks like 4 ply with a patical board like core I guess I can fill in the chipped out places with woodfiller or epoxy, Thanks Marsha, as for all the excess taping I normally don't use that much tape I was worried about the wood splintering but it happened anyway
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        You can try a sacrificial board under your oak ply. Then cut through both layers.
        That pices of wood may stop the ply from splitering a little better than the tape would.

        I have used the cardboard from some cereal boxes before too but I think if there is only veneer on the top and the bottom of the ply the sacrificial board would work better.
        CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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        • #5
          well got most of the cutting done and to say the least I am happy that I am throught the worst of the cutting, I have a lot of cleanup to do and repairs if thats possible but I am still excited about what the end product will look like pictures to follow soon
          Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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          • #6
            Gosh Darl. you are a brayver person than me. 1/2 inch oak plywood. now thats a feet. i only use 1/4 inch oak plywood. i will learn from your exspereance. wow big word. lol. i can't wait to see your finished project. I bet it is grand. it just amaizes me what we can do with wood. any wood. your friend Evie

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            • #7
              Originally posted by minowevie
              Gosh Darl. you are a brayver person than me. 1/2 inch oak plywood. now thats a feet. i only use 1/4 inch oak plywood. i will learn from your exspereance. wow big word. lol. i can't wait to see your finished project. I bet it is grand. it just amaizes me what we can do with wood. any wood. your friend Evie
              Several years ago, I cut 4 Merry Christmas wreaths out of 3/4" oak cabinet grade plywood. Man, I thought I'd never get them done and I went through a lot of blades. I used this plywood because it is what I happened to have. Didn't realize it would be so tough to scroll.
              Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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              • #8
                well well got the wood all cut out, cleanedup and sanded the damage and lo an behold I am very happy with the outcome pictures to follow as soon as I download them
                Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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