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    Well, after the discussions/advice concerning sawing acrylic, I have posted two dragons I have completed using 1/8" solid color plexiglass. Against all advice, I used (as I said before) a #2 spiral blade with the saw speed at about 450. that combination seemed to work well for me. Lotsa itty bitty plastic residue (can you call it sawdust?) but the blower worked well. That residue sticks to everything due to static electricity. Ya'll can tell me what you think.
    Moon
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    I'm very impressed.

    Gill
    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)

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      Moon

      Very nicely done. Just a word when advice of any kind is given by anyone usually is just that advice. Things that person had experienced or has had contact with. Now with that said the final advice is try things for yourself and see how they react for you. What is good for one is not necessarily good for you. Now I am not a spiral blade user so I would never have told you to use them. But that doesn't mean it can't be done so be adventursome and try things on your own and you may surprise yourself.

      By the way I also checked out the other things you posted in the gallery and must say very nicely done and you have been busy. Do you sell your stuff at shows or something??
      John T.

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      • #4
        Old Mooner,

        Good job. That must have taken a bit of time since you had to go at a slower pace. My favorite Dragon is the Green one, but would prefer to see it in Red!

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        • #5
          Thanks for the compliments gang. Grizz, I too would like to do the dragons in other colors. To be honest, I did the two in these colors because of size. I did not have apiece of green large enough for the one I did in red, so I did the smaller (green) one in green, etc. I should have stack cut them in different colors I suppose. I would like to do them both in solid black and use different color backgrounds for framing.

          John T I thank you for your comments on my work. I am building up an inventory to take to shows, but there aren't too many of those around these parts. Most of them around here (N. Central Texas) are really outdoor yard sales and the market for crafts is pretty sorry. I'm really looking to sell my work on commission or through EBay, but I haven't gotten that far yet. Anyone have any experience on EBay?
          Moon
          Old Mooner

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          • #6
            Where do we find the picture.
            Fred

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            • #7
              Fred--The pictures are in the "Scroller Galleries" listed on the left side of this page under "Scrolling Community". You can go to my "Old Mooner" album or to the "Alternate Materials" area if you just want to see the acrylic dragons.

              Moon
              Old Mooner

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