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    Some place I heard someone had cut out Christmas decorations from old CD's. Have any of you guys tried this and do you have any tips as to blade and speed.

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    I refer you to this thread...http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/beg...-saw/41156.htm

    Also this one..http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/gen...-saw/31259.htm

    and this one.....http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/gen...l-saw/5498.htm

    Hope you find this helpful.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      I played around in the shop today and tried out suggestions on cutting the CD's. I was so surprised with the silver chipping off but found that if I put the clear package tape on the disk, both sides, the silver came off and left a clear cut figure. I think I am going to do some more experimenting and maybe cut out some figures, then spray paint the clear plastic figures and then paint the details with craft paint. I had the saw set for a slow speed and didn't have any problems with the plastic breaking or chipping or melting back together and used a #5 blade.

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      • #4
        Barbsbus, Just got a book( Big Book Of Christmas ornaments and decorations) in it there is some on cutting cds, run your saw at a lower speed go slow and put cd on 1/4 plywood and us a new blade also wear saftey glasses.use blue paniters tape. I hope this helps. Lance

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        • #5
          Thanks,,

          I will try with the blue painter's tape.

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