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TheWoodenBox

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1233 days ago

I have looked online and found a couple of places to buy flocking, but I don’t know which is the best. What and where is the best place to buy flocking?


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Donna Menke

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#1 posted 1233 days ago

I didn’t know there were different brands. All I’ve ever hear of is the Don-Jer product available through most woodworking sites. I got mine at Woodcraft.
Advice:
-buy the small sizes because you will want more than one color.
-brown is mighty ugly
-my favorites are red and blue
-a little goes a long way since you can reuse the unstuck flocks
-the little $5 mini flocker is enough unless you are going into big-time production
Have fun- it is a great product.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1233 days ago

Don Jer is the only one I am aware of on the market at this point… I usually get mine at Woodcraft…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 1233 days ago

One place that I know of for flocking is Woodworkers Supply….. They have 3 locations, so depending on where you live would be the quickest way to get it to you, pronto…..Amazon.com is another, and like Donna said, Woodcraft…..Don’t know if Rockler carries it, but I’d bet they do…...

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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rayn

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#4 posted 1232 days ago

I bought mine fron DonJer direct..They ship out of Illinois. Don’t forget to buy the applicator gun
Ray

-- Ray,Iowa

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Jim Finn

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#5 posted 1232 days ago

I use DOnJer also and use brown only. It goes well with Oak. I have learned to use a LOT of the paint or the brush strokes will show. I have read that any acrilic panit will work (of the right color) instead of the Paint they $ell for it. Sure is simple to do!

-- In God We Trust

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Donna Menke

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#6 posted 1232 days ago

That reminds me- be sure to seal the area to be flocked before applying the ‘goo’ or it will sink right into many woods. If it sinks in it is no longer sticky, and then you end up with a bald patch. I hated it when that happened.
Brown would go well with oak- I used it on bloodwood and it was too dark.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 1232 days ago

Yes, Rockler carries flock, Don-Jer, in fact.

Any items that I flock get sprayed all over with lacquer first, so they are sure to be sealed before I put the “flock glue” on. It appears to be oil-based paint by smell, to me.

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Moron

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#8 posted 1232 days ago

Lee Valley sells blue and red flocking, the glue, and a good applicator for cheap.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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TheWoodenBox

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#9 posted 1228 days ago

Thanks for all the responses. I have one more question, what is the difference in the Rayon, Nylon and Soft Flock Rayon Flocking fibers, other than price? The DonJer website says to use the Soft flock for inside boxes, which that is what I am going to do with the flocking. It just seems like it is so much more, I was wondering what the difference is.

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Donna Menke

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#10 posted 1228 days ago

Humph- I didn’t even know there was a choice. I’d go with their recommendation though. You use so little flocking in each box that the difference in price is probably less than a penny a box anyhow.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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skippyland

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#11 posted 1228 days ago

Woodcraft has plenty of colors available reasonably, I thought, and quick service…the smaller sized bags goes along way.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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Richard

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#12 posted 1226 days ago

Question for those that have used it, how well does it stand up to daily use in a jewlery box? Does it wear off or tear out.

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rda327

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#13 posted 1186 days ago

I get mine from craftflocking.com they sell all kind of flocking supplies. I use acrylic paint from the craft dept. at Walmart. I always use 2 coats one for a sealer and the second for the flocking adhesive.

-- Roger, Jasper Tn.

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