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    Hello; Would there be any advantage to pre-treating wood used for scrolling before cutting? I am talking about thin wood used for ornaments and suncatchers and the like. The medium would be an oil finish. Might this interfear with scrolling or would it help? Never tried this, has anybody ever done this? Just an idea.Thanks. Bob
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    I don't think it would hurt
    I would use a backer board when scrolling to eliminate tear out and feathering.
    I have cut prefinished flooring before and I have to admit, it saves a lot of work in the end. Same with a prefinished wood panel.

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    • #3
      One of the side

      Chances are that you will have to sand the tear outs on the "Under side". If you sand, you will have to refinish. I would use a backer and would use a reverse tooth blade.

      I am not sure that you will save time considering you might have to remove the finish on the back side in order to remove the tear outs then re-finish again...Another point is if you scratch it, it will show unless you sand again to strip out the finish and re-finish again.

      I would keep the finishing for the end as a reward...

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      • #4
        but your frets will be finishless.
        Dale w/ yella saws

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          ...It never hurts to ask...and come up with another idea. Bob
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