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    It's just me asking for guidance!! I decided that I was going to back the wise men, shepherd and camel. I got some masonite but not sure which side gets glued to the piece??

    One side is flat and smooth like this:


    The other side has a fibery weave to it like this:


    So which side goes where?? Thanks for your help!!!
    Cathy in NE

    "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

  • #2
    I havent used this stuff as a backer, but I would think you would get far better glue adhesion on the rougher side than on the smooth side, just be sure to use enough glue! Thats my thoughts anyway
    Dale w/ yella saws


    • #3
      I usually glue the fibery side to the back leaving the smooth side on the outside.


      • #4
        Glue on the rough side makes the most sense. Also you will have a nice smooth side on the back of your figures.
        -- Rick --


        • #5
          what Ktownscroller says........... That is what I do.
          Hegner Polymax- 3,Hegner Multimax-3,
          "No PHD, just a DD 214"


          • #6
            I like to use the masonite that is smooth on both sides. I found it at Lowe's. Home Depot only had the type with one smooth and one rough side here. I have not had any problems with glue not holding on the smooth surface.

            I like the smooth much better for making puzzles, too. I used the one side rough masonite for one puzzle and the "dust" was awful. Lesson learned. LOL

            I'm sure the glue would hold well to the rough side, so either type will work fine for you.

            Nancy in AZ
            A clean house is a sign of a broken scroll saw!


            • #7
              Either side will work unless you glue it to the front side of the project, then you may be a little unhappy.. LOL
              Chuck D

              When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
              Jean De La Bruyere...

              Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw


              • #8
                I glue to the rough side. This leaves the smooth side for the finshed back. How thick is the masonite that you are using? I use some that is like 1/8 inch thick and it makes a nice light backing but still offers all of the stability that I need. The masonite that you have looks a bit thicker.

                Pressure makes diamonds


                • #9
                  It's 1/8" thick Tammy. I got the backings cut out. I will be gluing to the rough side. Thanks everyone for the help!!!
                  Cathy in NE

                  "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous


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