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Blog entry by kop posted 08-02-2012 01:26 PM 837 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone, I’ve only been Scrolling for a couple of years now, mostly just simple projects my saw is not nearly accurate enough for real delicate fret work, I have always glued the pattern to the wood and covered it with clear packing tape and fought the battle of removing the sticky residue from the wood after cutting, last night I tried Sheila’s method of the blue painters tape with the pattern glued to the tape and it worked out great, I was doing the happy dance that’s for sure … all I can say is bye bye packing tape, hello blue painters tape … Thanks Sheila for that great tip.
Take Care and God Bless … Rex

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#1 posted 08-02-2012 02:24 PM

I’ve used painter’s tape for several years now and it does work great. Usually the blue tape is the good stuff, and if you can afford it, that’s the way to go. You can use any painters, or masking tape though with the same result. The only thing you have to watch for is the time listed on the tape. Please allow me to explain.
On some tapes, it’s listed on the tape as four hours tape, or one day tape, sometimes more. I found out the hard way what that meant. That is the time frame one has to stick the tape on and still remove it without leaving a sticky residue that isn’t quite as bad as packing tape, but an aggrevation all the same.
Because of this problem I have found, there is an easy solution. If I’m working on a project that I know may be taped for days on end, or longer, I stick with nothing but the blue stuff. If I’m working on something quick that’ll be untaped in a couple of hours, I save money and use the cheap stuff I picked up at the Dollar Store.

Welcome to Lumberjocks. I’m always happy to meet fellow scrollers too. I added you to my buddy list so I can maybe catch some more of your posts.


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