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    ok i have a business card holder that i made for my 1st project. i has a base that i rounded over with my router and cut a slot out of it to hold my cards.

    i then put a dowel rod in it vetical and it attaches to the oval penn state logo that i scrolled. i cut out the white part of the logo. the problem i am running into i painting the piece. it is made out of 3/4 pine and the parts that i can't get to easily is between the cuts i made(the thickness part of the wood. so i am curious for some easier solutions.
    thanks

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    I am not exactly sure of the piece but I would maybe dip the piece first and blow the excess paint out of the fine cracks. Once it is dry I would sand the surfaces to bare wood, then you can finish the piece any way you like. Maybe with a roller.
    The surface sanding would elliminate any build up on the edges.
    CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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    • #3
      When you say painting do you mean as in to give it color- like green or red or such or stain or finish? -I have a welcome sign that is covered in little leaves and birds and blooms that seems to be very popular ( I am making my 9 th sign since Christmas ) and I paint the leaves- birds- and lettering with acrylic paint then I clear coat it and then mount it-- all of the painting is done on the top only because it is a very intricate piece- it looks very nice and they are selling as fast as I can make them ..these last 3 are already sold before I got the last delivered- can't beat that but I am getting tird of cutting the same thing over and over.. and I do stack cut
      Sharon

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      • #4
        yeah its color paint, i am painting it blue just like their logo. i purchased small craft brushes today and they work fine but still hard to get in the small areas. i don't think i can dip it.

        i thought about just painting the front and the back but don't think it would look right. thanks for the input

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        • #5
          spitfire, try putting the paint over the area you want the paint. Flatten the end of a drinking straw, place that end of the straw over the paint and blow it into the narrow part that you want painted. Mick
          Mick, - Delta P-20

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          • #6
            Spitfire,
            If you thin your paint quite a bit, dipping should give you enough color in the crevices, and then you can either paint or sand the surface. If I understand what you are doing, the whole thing is blue - right? Or is the problem that you need to make it several colors? Need more info, need more info...
            Sandy

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            • #7
              this peice is only one color, i managed to get it painted but took a while. maybe next time i will try the straw or thin the paint t hen dip it the paint the main surface.

              thanks for the help

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              • #8
                How about an airbrush? I have used mine to access areas that I could not get by a brush. I used to own a taxidermy shop for 6 years and used my airbrush alot in touchup and doing fish. My daughter is learning to use an airbrush on her woodworking projects and is having a blast.
                "All it Takes For the Forces of EVIL to Rule Is For Enough GOOD People To DO NOTHING!"

                Saws: Excaliber 30; Dewalt 788 'Twins', Makita SJ401 (Retired), Grizzly G1012 18" Bandsaw

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                • #9
                  Great idea core-eagle. Sometimes I forget about the airbrush, I really need to get my shop organized
                  I have a couple of small hobbyist airbrushes, one is an Aztec from testor, It works pretty good. I also picked up a an automotive touch up gun from a surplus store for 18 dollars. not too much of an investment.

                  I will have to experiment with the settings for waterborne finishes. I dislike using solvents.
                  CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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                  Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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