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    My latest creation. Ignore the background. I had just gotten him glued up and didn't want to move him. His mouth and eyes glow in the dark.

    A request from a friend of mine. Now just for a clear coat and then it gets tangled in orange lights and he's done.

    Off to Lowes for more plywood. Oh, and need to order some blades from Mike too so I can make more Cheesy Yard Art.
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    Kelly
    "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

  • #2
    That is one scary pussy. Neat idea though and nicely done.
    Mike

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    • #3
      Wonderful Job! and if anyone would be good at cheesy yard art it would have to be
      a cheesehead
      Kelly that is just great.
      Your friend is lucky.
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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      • #4
        Kelly. When you clear coat it for outdoor use, what do you apply? How long does it protect the paint, and does it STAY clear (no yellowing)? Looks nice. dale (a nudder cheesehead)
        Dale w/ yella saws

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        • #5
          I actually would be proud to put that "Cheesy Yard Ornament" on my front steps for Holloween. You did a great job on the paint.
          Rolf
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          And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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          • #6
            Great looking project! I wouldn't mind that on my door step either. Lucky friend!
            Bill

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lucky788scroller
              Kelly. When you clear coat it for outdoor use, what do you apply? How long does it protect the paint, and does it STAY clear (no yellowing)? Looks nice. dale (a nudder cheesehead)

              Dale,

              Normally, I would have the hubby clear coat it with automotive clear. It's has a serious UV stablizer in it and would last about as long as a paint job on a car.

              But I didn't want that much of a shine on the cat so I found a clear coat aerosol at Home Depot for indoor/outdoor projects with a UV protectant. It says it's not supposed to yellow and I'm not sure how long it will last. I figure she may need to recoat it in a couple of years to keep it looking good. Or I should say, she'll get me to recoat it in a couple of years. I think the clear coat I found was a Minwax product. I know I found something by Olympic at Lowes online but I was right at Home Depot and found something comparable. The Winfield Collection has their own variety just for these types of things, but I didn't want to wait a week or two for it to arrive and I don't think it comes in aerosol.

              To everyone else, thanks for the kind words. I must say this was a fun project. My favorite part is when he glows in the dark. Looks just like a chesire cat.
              Kelly
              "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney

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