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Forum topic by Grumpy posted 06-07-2008 01:13 AM 764 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Grumpy

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06-07-2008 01:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: polystyrene tip resource

I just posted a comment on Laflaone’s forum topic on protecting chisels. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/3342#reply-37647
Polystyrene packaging on that new tool you just bought could be cut up & shaped to fit your chisel ends.
I was wondering what else could it be used for?.
Any bright ideas out there other than chuck it in the bin & create an enviro hazard when it flies everywhere.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python


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#1 posted 06-07-2008 01:35 AM

G’day Grumpy. In the past I have used the Polystyrene packing peanuts dissolved in lacquer thinner to seal faces carved in tree trunks. Not terrible sure if it has any UV protection but it gives a nice glossy finish to the tree carvings and did protect the tree from insects where I carved. I can’t remember the exact source for this tip but I believe it was one of the woodcarving magazines I subscribe to.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 06-07-2008 01:40 AM

That’s pretty novel Toolz. I guess you could also thin down some lacquer & soak it in to harden it up & make it more stable perhaps.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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