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    ok folks I am getting ready to make my 1st wood mail order I am making it from Sloans my question is for general framing type stuff JZ patterns is 1/8 or 1/4 which is prefered and how thick can I stack cut each TIA
    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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    Daryl,
    It's largely a personal preference. I prefer 1/8" as I can stack more pieces with 1/8". When using 1/8" I typically stack 5 pieces and with 1/4" I'll typically stack 3. I use baltic birch as my customers seem to prefer it. I have duplicate pieces in oak and BB and invariably the BB pieces will sell far more quickly.
    Kevin
    Scrollsaw Patterns Online
    Making holes in wood with an EX-30, Craftsman 16" VS, Dremel 1680 and 1671

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    • #3
      Considering I only do custom orders, I always use 1/4" BB. There is less chance of warping and I just think, due to the depth, it looks better. If I was into selling a lot I may be inclined to stack cut with 1/8". However, I use 1/8" acrylic for my backing and I think it looks better if the wood is thicker than the backing. Just my 3c worth.
      Mike

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

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      • #4
        Daryl I prefer using 1/8 BB for my portraits and 1/8 redoak for my JZ patterns, I will stack cut them 4 deep.
        Bill

        DeWalt 788



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        • #5
          I ordered some special blades from sloans and was impressed with their price and fast service.
          btw...what's a JZ pattern?
          Jeff Powell

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          • #6
            thanks guys this helps me out a lot, last night I found I have made a grave error in using the 1/2 red oak ply I buy here locally (borg) I went out to purchase frames (wally world) and not one single frame is deep enough for any of my scrollings they were all made for thin stuff
            Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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            • #7
              Jeff - JZ are initials for Jeff Zaffino. He creates some great patterns, some of which are published in another SS magazine. Spiral blades are usually required and work the best for his patterns.

              Paul S.

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              • #8
                Daryl, did you look at their document frames? They come 8 1/2 X 11 but are much deeper. I found that my grandson's portrait barely fit in the 8 X 10 photo frame without the glass. My portrait with backer was 3/8".
                Mike

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

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                • #9
                  I also preffer the baltic birch (bland grain)for any of the pictures or Jeff Zaffino designs.
                  For pictures I feel that a heavy grain takes away from the fine details. Especially if there is a lot of veining.

                  Just my taste.
                  Rolf
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                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Minnesota scroller
                    Daryl, did you look at their document frames? They come 8 1/2 X 11 but are much deeper. I found that my grandson's portrait barely fit in the 8 X 10 photo frame without the glass. My portrait with backer was 3/8".
                    yeah I sure did Mike unfortunately they have a inner wood frame that slides in to hold it next to the glass but ya know now that I think back why couldn't I just leave the inner frame out and just attch the plywood directly sighhhhhhhhhh raod trip this time I'll take a piece with me
                    Daryl S. Walters Psycotic scroller with a DeWalt 788

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