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jeffswildwood

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390 days ago

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Hi all, I just finished another box and the future owner wanted space for 10 watches and a space for rings in the lift out tray. I accomplished this task OK but then came the felting. Normally i cut to fit then use elmers glue (white) to hold it in place. Had a time of this for some reason this time. What method do you use. I seen a video that said to apply felt to heavy paper, trim then glue down. Like to hear other methods!


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Nicky

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#1 posted 390 days ago

I use a flocking kit. Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFjorzlI3k

This is much less frustrating then cutting/gluing pieces of felt.

-- Nicky

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jeffswildwood

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#2 posted 390 days ago

Nicky, thanks for the tip. I always wondered how others seem to get that velvet look while mine still looked like felt. Now on to amazon to check on this.

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Jim Finn

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#3 posted 390 days ago

I use flocking also. The “glue” they sell in the kits is just a slow drying paint so I now just buy that part locally at lower cost.

-- In God We Trust

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jeffswildwood

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#4 posted 390 days ago

I checked amazon and DonJer website. It is quite pricy but I would say a pound would go a long way. Jim, how do you match the color. I still love the look and it does look a lot easier then the cut and glue method using felt.

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DaleM

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#5 posted 390 days ago

I have used the self-stick felt sheets in a couple of gun cabinets and I think it worked well. It sticks well to a lacquered surface.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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Richard Miller

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#6 posted 390 days ago

I took tightbond glue thinned it down a bit so it is easy to brush and it worked great.

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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lj61673

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#7 posted 389 days ago

Here is how I do it…I buy 20” x30” x 1/4” rigid foam boards from a local art store (michaels). Cut the board to match the inside box size. Using self adhesive velvet from Rocklers, I wrap the cut boards with the velvet. (cut it slightly larger and fold it over). The felt/velvet will make the wraped board slightly larger which will make it a snug friction fit. Pressing it into place compresses the foam board slightly, hiding any imperfections in the cut board. Makes a perfect fit every time.
Much more professional than using cardboard.

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LookingGlass

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#8 posted 389 days ago

Here is how I do it…I buy 20” x 30” x 1/4” rigid foam boards from a local art store (michaels). Cut the board to match the inside….....

I use a similar technique. Except I use 1/4 inch fiber board and hot-glue the velvet. Comes out nice and I am pleased with the results….been using this technique for many years.

Hope this helps.

-- Take care.....Ed

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jeffswildwood

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#9 posted 389 days ago

Thanks all for all the tips! Gave me a lot of ideas. The foam would make a softer base that I really could have used for the tray, (hold ten watches). Looks like I now have several options I didn’t know about before. When you spend all that time on a project, you really want the finishing touches to look good. Thanks for the input!

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lj61673

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#10 posted 388 days ago

Jeff, the foam board is rigid and has a paper backing on both sides. Very firm, not an issue at all. Also the velvet or felt has a self adhesive backing. Messy glue is a no go.

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HorizontalMike

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#11 posted 388 days ago

I have flocked the inside tubes of two of my telescopes with the self-stick felt and things are holding 24/7/365 in the heat and cold of Texas weather without fail over the past 5yr or so.
http://www.horizontalheavens.com/Flocking%20LX200.htm

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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ChuckC

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#12 posted 388 days ago

For something flat like a bottom I’ve used sticky back felt. For irregular shapes you can’t beat flocking. A little flocking material goes a long way and it’s really easy to do.

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