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vgraf
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Last Activity: Today, 10:36 PM
Joined: 02-26-2013
Location: Peoria, Illinois
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  • vgraf
    replied to silver craft paint
    The above suggestions are right on.
    I usually treat my baltic birch plywood with a pre-treatment coat, sand the wood, then paint the first coat. The acrylic craft paint is water soluble and will raise the grain of the wood, that's why I follow up the pre-treatment with sanding. Pre-treatment coatings...
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  • vgraf
    replied to Mike's Workshop
    I just checked mikes website and they are featuring the same sale as the email. Looks legit to me.
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  • vgraf
    replied to Trivets finish
    I do not claim to know my wood.
    Watco oil is what I had on hand and I used it successfully, and have done so many times since with red oak..

    Virgil
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  • vgraf
    replied to Trivets finish
    I Have used clear/natural Watco oil successfully on red oak. I have one I made for my wife several years ago and it still looks good. You do want to let it dry for a couple of weeks before using.
    Virgil
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  • vgraf
    replied to My first craft show
    Thanks for the references
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  • vgraf
    replied to My first craft show
    Martzy
    I believe it was two or three years ago in the Scroll saw (SSWC) magazine winter edition.
    You have to very careful of the last "S". The bottom curve is a little thin and can be weak, and breaks easily. I think I modified the last one I made by making the curve a little thicker...
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  • vgraf
    replied to My first craft show

    Do you use a table saw to cut the strips? If so, what is a safe way to do this?
    They seem quite narrow.
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  • vgraf
    replied to My first craft show
    Karl
    I am not sure what you mean by "gift card holders". could you send me a pic?
    Thanks
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  • vgraf
    replied to My first craft show
    Melanie,
    I also have thought about cutting a variety of easy children's puzzles. Particularly animal puzzles. They do not take long and can be a great grandparent gift.
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  • vgraf
    replied to My first craft show
    Thanks for the spring suggestions. I will probably make more mini-bird houses since they were the single most items that attracted attention. There are a lot of "snow birds" that do not come down here until after the holidays and might want to buy something for next year.

    Rolf...
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  • vgraf
    replied to Tategoto (Harp)
    Absolutely amazing. Love the shaded figurals. Thanks for sharing the many photos.
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  • vgraf
    replied to My first craft show
    By the way, you have to be a home owner to participate.
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  • vgraf
    started a topic My first craft show

    My first craft show

    Our home owners association, (4985 homes about 20 miles east of Palm Springs), sponsors two craft shows yearly. One in Nov and one in March. Each is two days long. If you wish to participate you can get a 6' table space for each of the shows for a total of $10 annually. A six foot table is a little...
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  • vgraf
    replied to Pegas saw
    Thanks Rolf, I will try that.
    I have rigged top and bottom suction with PVC pipe and flexible plastic tubing, It goes to my shop vac which has a HEPA filter. I also am using a 20" box fan with an efficient furnace filter taped to it. I have it on a workbench to my right about 12" from...
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  • vgraf
    replied to Pegas saw
    Rolf,
    Most blowers blow the dust from the left side to keep the cutting line clear. Did you disconnect your blower so that the vacuum system sucks the dust from the left keeping the pattern lines clear?
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  • vgraf
    replied to Price Tags
    I found some small tags at Hobby Lobby. They were in the Jewelry materials section.

    https://www.hobbylobby.com/Beads-Jew...p/13171-TI0524

    They were about 3/8" x 5/8".

    $4.99 for a packet...
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