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    My favorite way to stack cut is to temporaily clamp the pieces I am cutting with a quick clamp or 2 and while they are clamped apply holt melt glue around the outside edges. Once it sets i remove the clamps, attach pattern and continue on from there. As long as you cut the outside free last it works great.

    Dan

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    Dan, I have not tried this approach but I have heard this from several folks and plan to try this on my next stacked project. BTW I normally use 2 sided tape to do my stacks. Thanks for the tip.

    Scptt
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      no one else has ever mentioned it but one of the video lessons I took the person used a staple gun and stapled the stack in several places along each edge, I have used this method successfully on several of my prodjects both 1/2 and 1/4 ply
      Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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      • #4
        I have tried a couple ways now but still go back to Jeff Zaffino's way. I first put a piece of contack paper on the top piece and then clamp the stack with 4- 6 clamps and then bind the edges like a book with blue painters tape.

        Everyone has to use what works best for them though. Trying something new never hurt anyone. Nice thing about these forums is everybody does it different and shares thier knowledge here and there.

        Crfty
        Newfield, New York Scroller
        Dewalt 788 & Dremel 1800
        http://www.CraftyNYScrolling.com

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        • #5
          I use a variety of methodes depending on the project.
          But normaly I use small carpet tacks of the appropriate length in the corners.
          I do it on an anvile so that the points peen over. You don't want to scratch your table.
          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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          • #6
            I just wrap the whole stack with painter's tape. I attach the pattern to the top of the painters tape. I did just buy a glue gun and am anxious to give that a try as well.
            Kevin
            Scrollsaw Patterns Online
            Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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            • #7
              I wrap my stack in masking tape, glue the pattern on top and it's good to go. I use to use double stick tape, but ran into some problems with that method when I couldn't get the pieces apart without breaking them, and I had to use alot of mineral spirits to get the glue residue off. The masking tape peels off pretty easy and the pattern comes with it. Just make sure you cut the outer edge last, so none of the pieces move.
              Marsha
              LIFE'S SHORT, USE IT WELL

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              • #8
                I, too, had trouble with double-sided tapes sticking too tight (or not tight enough). I'm now exclusively a glue-gunner.
                Kevin

                Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss

                NEW DeWalt 788 and that old, Jimmy- Jerry- and Kevin-rigged Delta 40-560

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                • #9
                  stack cutting

                  use 1/8 bb for back brace and than brad nail the corners drill holes and go for it works great think it is faster than the glue trick

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                  • #10
                    I have used double sided tape , and had loads of trouble trying to get it of , usualy breaking small parts ,and then throwing it in to my "designer firewood " bin ,
                    ----Frank----------

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                    • #11
                      Haven't tried stacking yet. But I've sure got a variety of ways to approach it thanks to ya'll.
                      Mike

                      Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
                      Scrollin' since Jun/2006

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                      • #12
                        When stack cutting I use a air nail with 1/2 to 1 inch nails put in from the
                        bottom side, and then cut off any part of the nail coming though. also use
                        can use the nails coming though the conners to control you project on the
                        tight turns.

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                        • #13
                          Another way to stack is to spray glue on both sides of a piece of paper and using that to stick the stack together. It's a lot easier to separate than double stick tape.

                          EarlinJax

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                          • #14
                            I tried the nail trick long ago and goofed it up...had some nails barely sticking out and scratched my table up pretty good.

                            Now I am wanting to try the painters tape.

                            Dan

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                            • #15
                              I don't do any fretwork or stack cutting, but if I was, I'd make the pieces about 3/4 inch oversize. run a bead of super glue or hot melt around the outside face glue the pieces together. After cutting out the inside, use the tablesaw to trim off the excess, and all the pieces will come right apart with no paper to sand off, no tape to mess with, whalla ! I doubt I'm the first person to come up with this idea, but maybe ? someone give that a try and lets see if it improves your life at all.
                              Jeff Powell

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