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Blog entry by Jim Earl posted 03-01-2007 12:01 AM 4977 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just spent the last four hours looking for a store that handled carbon paper. I guess I went to 12 different stores from craft stores to shopping centers to wal-mart, everywhere that I could think ofand no luck. Does anyone out there have access to any place that I could get any. Please let me know for my supply is running out. only small pieces left. please let me know if anyone could help me. Thank you Jim

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 03-01-2007 12:09 AM

Jim
I recently bought some at Walmart, I’m not sure which dept., but did you check the craft Dept.?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Jim Earl

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#2 posted 03-01-2007 12:11 AM

yes and the one here isnt going to have any until april. They said they dont carry any of it now but will start again in April.

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 03-01-2007 12:16 AM

Hi Jim:

Try Lee Valley at http://www.leevalley.com.
They sell a graphite tracing paper that is better than carbon paper when doing transfers on to wood. Regular office-grade wax paper can leave a waxy film that will resist some finishes.

-- 温故知新

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Obi

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#4 posted 03-01-2007 12:22 AM

Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Staples Office Supplies

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Karson

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#5 posted 03-01-2007 12:59 AM

Ditto on Staples. I’ve not tried Michaels. Probably OfficeMax, or Office Depot.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 03-01-2007 01:22 AM

two of the places I stopped at was Staples and Office Depot and niether one in this area carried them any more.

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5

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Cathy Krumrei

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#7 posted 03-01-2007 03:28 AM

Big Dog carries both white and black graphite paper. You can contact him here
http://www.thewoodcraftshop.com/Home/tabid/95/List/0/Default.aspx
Tell him you want the Acclaim graphite paper that Krum buys. Make sure if you want white or the black.
Krum

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Obi

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#8 posted 03-01-2007 03:37 AM

Go to your local Tattoo Artist and ask him

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#9 posted 03-01-2007 03:40 AM

If you can’t find carbon paper, you might take a look at this tracing paper – http://woodstore.woodmall.com/jumtranpap.html

-- Sawhorse - Sulphur Springs, TX - www.sawhorseworkshop.com

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#10 posted 03-01-2007 04:29 AM

If you can’t find any let me know. I have rolls of it I use for stained glass. Message me if you like.

Dusty

-- Dusty

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#11 posted 03-01-2007 01:19 PM

I’ve never tried the iron method but supposedly it works—- (using a photo copy of picture)

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#12 posted 03-01-2007 07:39 PM

Another thought is to buy one of those Pantographs from Rockler. You could trace something out and have it copy to a piece of wood or other paper at the same time. I have not used one, but looks like it could work.

I did a quick check and Woodcraft has Jumbo Graphite Transfer Paper. I also looked on Amazon, and saw there were several places that carried it, including Grizzly. It may not be like running down to the store, but ordering online gets it delivered directly to you.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#13 posted 03-01-2007 07:54 PM

you might want to check the Dollar Stores.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 03-01-2007 08:08 PM

Old artist trick is to draw it on tracing paper. Flip it over and use a soft lead pencle to cover all your lines. Then place it on your project and redraw it. This will work like carbon paper, but it is a pain in the …

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#15 posted 03-01-2007 08:17 PM

Dennis
You must have been one of them starving artists I keep hearing about. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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