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    this is a tip that come with the steelhead trout pattern that I did..
    this was too cool and it added a great touch..

    #1..using a small bur bit on a Dremel tool, bore a random pattern of shallow holes about 1/16 deep...

    #2..for black spots, mix sawdust with ebony stain and let "DRY".
    then mix the dark sawdust to a small amount of 60 minute epoxy...

    #3..use a toothpick to fill in the holes and then allow the epoxy to cure over night..

    #4..sand smooth and then finish..

    I wish I had been more familiar with the process at the time because my spots needed to be a little bigger..

    BTW..this peice was sent up north to a buddy of mine that I steelhead fish with..

    Last edited by Trout; 05-06-2006, 11:57 AM.
    Hawk G-4 Jetcraft
    Fish are food, not friends!

  • #2
    Great tip! And great fish! And also, your a great fishing buddy!!! Hes caught a good one! dale
    Dale w/ yella saws


    • #3
      I'll certainly try to remember that! Thanks for telling us about it.

      There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
      (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)


      • #4
        This is the core of the forum, the sharing of information.
        I would love to see a separate section like this that we can add too.
        The pictures are great, it would be like a reference library.

        I am sure we all have a little tip or technique that is just a little different than what has been shown before.
        It would be a perfect starting point for a new FOX CHAPEL refernce book
        Nod Nod Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
        "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
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        • #5
          Hey Trout--I agree with the others. Great idea and thanks for the tip. It would be an excellent idea for an archive or perhaps just a category on the form called "tips" or something.
          Old Mooner


          • #6
            Yes so many good tips come through this forum. It could be a good source of information for Bob for the magazine as there are probably many readers who don't / can't access this forum.
            Cheers. Teresa .


            • #7
              Trout for sure, thats a great tip. wish i would have thought of that. ok now what about the scales. do you have a tip on that one. it would be fun to feal the project. not wood burning though. something like.mmmmmmmmmmm wish i had a idea. I know trout don't have scalles. not that you would take off anyway. haha. but i still would like to know on some others like tulapia. like i can spell that. ha. your friend Evie


              • #8
                Hay trout. i had another idea. have you thought about puting some stain on the tooth picks. and after inserting them sprits it with some water or oil . just to let alittle color come out. before sanding. mmmm. just a thought. yoru friend Evie


                • #9
                  I'll start a new forum for these tips and see if I can't get the Mods to move them there as they comb through the threads <grin>

                  BTW, feel free to send tips like this to me at [email protected]

                  We've got an info exchange in the magazine and the best tip wins a $25 Fox Chapel Gift Certificate!



                  • #10
                    Black spots

                    If you have a woodburner another way to do it would be to use a ball tip on a woodburner to burn the black spots. The tips come in 5 sizes and the spots would be more uniform...if that's important. It might save some time and is fun to do.

                    Last edited by Pyrographer; 05-23-2006, 04:52 PM.
                    Nedra Denison


                    • #11
                      I like that idea...and the trout looks cool too. I would have cut out every dang spot on the fish and inlaid wood into it, but now you have me thinking.
                      Jeff Powell


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