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    Some time back it was suggested that clear contact paper be used directly on the wood and then spray the pattern and then use packing tape over that. Well, I tryed that last night and it works like a dream. The whole thing came off so nice with no recadue.
    Thanks for the tip who ever it was.

    I will be using this forever.

    -Bill
    -Bill

    My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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    Bill,

    I have been using the same process. Works great.

    Steve - Toledo
    RBI Hawk 220VS FD Blades

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    • #3
      Clear contact paper??? Where do you get that? Office depot maybe?
      John Patrick, Bird Oasis
      www.birdoasis.com
      Using Dewalt DW788. Working on a new line of birdhouses and bird feeders for the store.

      I welcome any and all ideas for bird friendly scrolling.

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      • #4
        Contact Paper

        I get mine at KMart.
        Buzz
        We Danes are very even tempered. We're always mad about something!

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        • #5
          question though, how tacky is the contact paper how does it peel off of really intricate scroll work?
          Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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          • #6
            The contact paper is less tacky than blue tape. I will find out this weekend how it works on an intricate design because I should finish my first portrait.
            Dan

            -Just do'in the best I can every day

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            • #7
              I learned about the Contact paper from Kathy Wise at the open house.
              Been using it ever since. I use only Contact brand paper. I just did the Nativity (volker Arnold) and the Christmas card ornament. It peels of very easily and occasionaly leaves a little residue, that sands off easily.
              I don't put clear tape on top of my pattern I think the contact paper provides a bit of lubrication and find the packing tape to be an unecessary additional step.
              The paper is a little over $5 at Wallmart.
              Rolf
              RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
              Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
              Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
              And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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              • #8
                Sounds like the next logical step in the progression is to copy the pattern directly onto the contact paper. What sizes does this stuff come in? Could it be used in a copier?
                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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                • #9
                  I have been using the clear contact brand paper for some time now. Here's another suggestion that I use the contact paper for. I peel the backs off of two sheets of contact paper, apply each sheet to a piece of wood, place both pieces on a newspaper and spray both with spray adhesive. Stick the two pieces of wood together when stack cutting wood.

                  The spray adhesive gives a tight bond between the two pieces of wood for stack cutting and separates easily when your done cutting......

                  Hey, it saves on double sided tape.

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                  • #10
                    good suggestion

                    Daryl, I haven't had any problems with fretwork yet and that's about all I do.

                    Hey, GMackay, that suggestion sounds real good. I'm going to have to try that one. Thanks.

                    Bill, it comes in 24" rolls, got it at Wal-mart. I guess you could cut it down to 8.5" X 11" and run it through a copier. Overhead projector film is about a flimsy. You would might want to use the solid White so you could follow the pattern on darker woods.

                    -Bill
                    Last edited by wwalker47; 12-14-2006, 11:17 AM.
                    -Bill

                    My saw is a DeWalt788 Measure twice; cut once; count fingers after cut

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                    • #11
                      I'd just watch when running it through a printer...if the backing comes off, you're going to get a sticky mess!!!

                      Bob
                      www.GrobetUSA.com

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                      • #12
                        DO NOT run it through a coppier. The heated drum that sets toner WILL IN ALL PROBABILITY MELT THE contact paper. I trashed a copier at work by running the wrong transparency through it.
                        An Ink jet printer might work but I wouldn't do that either because of the lack of contrast.
                        Rolf
                        RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                        Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                        Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                        And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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