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    Last night I tried a new technique for applying the pattern to the wood. I would love to take credit for this but it is a tip I picked up from the Cathy Wise seminar at the open house.
    Use clear contact paper (Contact brand) applied directly to the wood and then glue your pattern to that. It peels of easily with NO residue. A roll only cost $5. I used to swear by the blue painters tape method. I tried it on a small ornament and had no pattern lift problems.
    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

  • #2
    Rolf,

    I attended the class also and I understood the process to be a little different. I thought she said that she applied the pattern to the contact paper first and then applied the contact paper to the wood.

    She was referring to intarsia where you most likely cut the pattern up before applying to the wood. Maybe in other applications it most likely would not matter since the pattern remains whole anyway.

    I might have heard incorrectly and if so I appologize in advance. I have not tried it yet but it sounded like a good tip to me also.
    Dan

    -Just do'in the best I can every day

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    • #3
      Rolf,

      I also have tried Kathy Wise's contact paper method of attaching patterns and like the clean way it comes off after you cut your pattern. I also use contact paper in what I think is a unique way when stack cutting two pieces of wood. I cover both pieces of wood to be stacked with a piece of contact paper, place on a newspaper, spray both with adhesive and stick together.

      Holds real good and comes apart easily....................

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      • #4
        Dan,

        You probably heard it correctly. That certainly would work as long as you had a nice flat surface to use when putting the pattern on the paper.
        Bottom line, it sure beats solvents, and even blue tape when removing patterns.

        PS Off topic.

        did all of you at the open house wear name tags?
        I would have liked to meet a few more of this wonderful group.
        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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        • #5
          I forgot a name tag and my camera. I didn't forget the directions and for me 1 out of 3 aint bad.
          Dan

          -Just do'in the best I can every day

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          • #6
            Rolf-

            I did ware my name tag and met you when I was outside with Dale (lucky788scroller), it was sure nice putting faces with usernames. I did not attend Kathy Wise's class, but the contact paper sounds good. I'll try it.

            Thanks,

            -Bill
            -Bill

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

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            • #7
              Mind me for jumping in but could help notice this one.

              Being a signman, i cut out alot of different things in Plexi,
              ply, HDU and wood. I normally use Application (aka Transfer tape) tape that we put on vinyl to cut on plotters. Also known as Transfer tape.
              These rolls are dirt cheap and range from sizes 1" to a log of 54"w by 300' long.
              They usually range in 1" increments.

              ex. 10" x 300' roll is about $22

              You can goto www.Fellers.com and see.

              They have them in Low, Med, High, Extra high tack and stick well.
              Always good to sand the surface first tho.

              Anyways, it works really good. Double up the tape if needed for cleaner cuts.

              Hope this helps

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              • #8
                Rolf, where can this contact paper be found?
                Mick, - Delta P-20

                A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                • #9
                  hmm interesting post about fellers they have a store in St. Petersburg just 30 min north of me next time I am up that way it might be worth stopping by
                  Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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                  • #10
                    Uglysign, I can't seem to get to the fellers website. My PC just stalls out on me. Which tack rating do you recommend? This sounds like an economical way to go.

                    Thanks for the tip.

                    I did manage to get to the fellers website today but the only way to see prices is to call to get a customer number. That kind of website does not impress me.
                    Last edited by Minnesota scroller; 10-12-2006, 08:36 AM.
                    Mike

                    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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                    • #11
                      Mick,

                      I bought a roll of the clear Contact brand paper at Wallmart for about 5 dollars. The blue painters tape cost that per roll, and I used a lot of it.
                      I think the ultimate test for this method will be a Jeff Zaffino pattern.
                      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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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rolf
                        I think the ultimate test for this method will be a Jeff Zaffino pattern.

                        Go for it!

                        How much do you get in a roll? I found a site for the transfer tape that uglysign was talking about. They have 3" X 300' rolls for $7.85.
                        Last edited by Minnesota scroller; 10-12-2006, 08:44 AM.
                        Mike

                        Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
                        www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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                        • #13
                          Yeah that Fellers site is a pita sometimes when typed in.

                          try it full: http://www.fellers.com

                          Anyways, i would to think a low-tack wouldnt be good. Less sticky.

                          Keep these rolls in a bag for long term storage. Like all paper tapes they will
                          get 'petrified' after a while. This stuff works great for masks also. Fellers isnt the only joint to get this from. Seek out other sign suppliers. I dont have a list at hand but theres plenty out there.

                          A medium tack should suffice most work. And probably a higher tack for wood.

                          Most rolls do come in 300' lengths and is very cheap....just do it.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by UglySign
                            .....Keep these rolls in a bag for long term storage. Like all paper tapes they will get 'petrified' after a while. .....
                            Great tip. I never thought of that and there is nothing worse than pulling tape of the roll in those little torn strips because the glue is too dry!
                            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
                            "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
                            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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                            • #15
                              Hi,

                              About dry tape...

                              I recall reading that you could put masking tape in the microwave if it was too dry (or use a blow dryer) and it would reactivate the glue somewhat.

                              I would recommend short time periods if you're testing, say like 5 second bursts.

                              Regards,
                              Marcel
                              http://marleb.com
                              DW788. -Have fun in the shop or it isn't a hobby anymore.

                              NOTE: No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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