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Blog entry by Blackie_ posted 11-08-2013 09:45 PM 1231 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For me it is, no more messy glue and powdery dust flying everywhere, harmful fumes, etc….

I have discovered a new way to get around the flocking flock when adding felt to to the jewelry box,

Jo-Ann fabric store carries a peel and stick product called Presto felt from the Kunin Group, it only comes in 9×12 inch sheets, with a variety of colors, including the color I like the most Coco Brown.

It can also be purchased online if you search the name I listed above.

When I’m doing squared bottoms with 90 degrees and 90 degree trays, I use normal felt taped around cereal box cardboard, when felting my box drawers with rounded corners I used to have no choice but to use the flocking method but now with this peel and stick the flocking is a thing of the past, it’s awesome and works great!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs



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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 02:45 AM

I have never flocked a box before but I have used the adhesive velvet from Rockler..
Now i exclusively use leather and different skins unless someone specifically requests velvet.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 03:18 AM

Greg, I didn’t know rockler sold it, I went and took a look and it appears it only comes in green and black from rockler, Jo-Ann you can get it in any color you want and much cheaper, though you have given me an idea, perhaps I should start looking into other types of interior covering.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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peekasan

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 03:21 AM

Spray adhesive works to attach felt on projects larger that 9×12.

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Blackie_

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#4 posted 11-09-2013 03:33 AM

Oh wait Greg, I was looking at the wrong stuff, Rockler does have different colors but still no brown that I saw,

Peekasan, I’m trying to get away from the harmful fumes that the sprays and paint on glues leave, and work in the comfort of my home and not in the shop when doing it, the sprays still leave a mess.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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robscastle

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#5 posted 11-09-2013 08:16 AM

Flocking if done correctly I think cannot be reproduced effectively by pressure sensitive products just yet.

The ability to produce seamless finishes is possibly its best attribute.

I also have some PS felts in a few colours but not the range of those in my flocking containers.

Here is one of the first flocking jobs I ever did from November 2009, its a pen box and its wearing well considering the use it gets.

You can see a few wear spots and that is about all.

-- Regards Robert

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robscastle

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#6 posted 11-09-2013 08:30 AM

I just had to add a PS

I just had a snoop around your shop,....Looking for flocking materials!! LOL

I must say that’s one impressive shop!

Have you still got the R/C Plane?

-- Regards Robert

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 11-09-2013 11:20 AM

Rob, thanks to answer the R/C planes, no I sold all planes and inventory, there wasn’t enough room in the shop for both aside the sawdust I was generating was getting all over them, the planes were fun but they were just a pure hobby, the woodworking allows fun, hobby and a nice income.

I’m looking at your drawer above and it appears you have 90 degree walls with rounded corners? Flocking might be the best application but I think I would most likely try wrapped normal felt around cardboard and and fitting it onto the corners leaving the walls bare, I’m trying to get away from flocking, the fumes from the glue are just to much for me.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Roger

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#8 posted 11-09-2013 02:01 PM

I do the same w/cereal boxes. They work gr8. Can’t say anything about flocking, cuz, I’ve never used it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Tooch

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#9 posted 11-09-2013 04:07 PM

I always am nervous about the felt peeling up after some use/wear. However, I just finished a couple heart shaped boxes that I am going to try the felt method.

Don’t “Flock” it till you tried it, I guess?!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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robscastle

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#10 posted 11-10-2013 05:06 AM

OK that’s it…. my next box is gunna be a flocked one !!

I had an R/C Sioux helicopter many years ago, meaning before I was married, I think I spent more time looking for parts for it than actual flying it.

Then after I was married every time I started it up my wife used to bring out the first aid kit as the rotors always seemed to take a chunk out of my arm or shoulder before I could get out from underneath it.

I eventually sold it and then bought a leopard tank, it could knock over garbage cans it was so powerful.

I had a great time with it at the army base but when No1 son arrived it really scared him so it was sold too.

Oh the memories of R/C fun !!

-- Regards Robert

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 11-10-2013 12:01 PM

I was just getting into the large scale gas powered 3D when I got out, I had a 28% Extra it had an 8’ wing span on it with a DA 50 CC gas motor on the front, I liked the war bird events also so kept an old greatplanes Orian for this it had a 120 four stroker on it, most of my flying was 3D, hanging the plane off the ground hovering like a Helicopter off the prop sometimes I’d allow the rudder to tap the ground then go into torque rolls, where you allow the plane to turn off it’s prop axis while hoovering inches off the ground.

Yep the memories :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Tooch

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#12 posted 11-10-2013 03:01 PM

Just went to Pat Catan’s yesterday and found a product called “Felties,” basically another peel and stick felt product. It was very inexpensive, and I was afraid that it would feel cheap, but after applying it I think it is a very good alternative to flocking.

One thing that I did like about it – other than being a lot cleaner – was the wide variety that you can get without the initial purchase cost. With flocking, you are basically limited to whatever adhesive/powder mix you purchase, whereas with the felt you can even cut several colors to the same shape and allow the customer to choose which one they want.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Blackie_

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#13 posted 11-10-2013 03:26 PM

Always nice having other avenues for purchasing, thanks for the update Tooch.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Gene Howe

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#14 posted 11-10-2013 03:34 PM

Blackie,
I use Joanne’s peel and stick felt in my bandsaw boxes without the cardboard. So, it’s not limited to straight sides.
My wife does a ton of quilting and her cutting mats, rulers and rotary cutters make sizing the felt a breeze.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 11-10-2013 05:13 PM

Gene, I was referring to my non bandsaw boxes without the rounded corners when using the cardboard. Just normal non stick felt works fine for those on the 90 degree angles.

I used the peel and stick on my latest project that I just posted in the drawers.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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