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    Re: Free Spirit

    Looks great!!!! Nice attention to detail.
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    Re: Free Spirit

    Quote Originally Posted by KenOfCary View Post
    Saw the pattern for that but the finished item looks even better. Very nice.
    Where did you see it? That would be awesome inlaid into a violin back. .... And that's my next project I think. Either that or a mandolin.....

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    Re: Free Spirit

    Beautiful piece and great choice of wood! Love the grain in the wood and how it fits into the theme of the piece! Very nice job!

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    Re: Free Spirit

    Pardon, while I get up off the floor. The intricate detail knocked my socks off.
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    Re: Free Spirit

    Quote Originally Posted by Hmerkle View Post
    BEAUTIFUL piece!

    Now - tell us what you learned from Bill!
    Always sand completely through all grits. Use a pencil to mark your piece before each grit so you know when you are done
    USE A TACK CLOTH
    Use steel wool wool between coats of finish UNLESS using water based. Then use super fine finishing paper.
    USE A TACH CLOTH.

    that about covers it.
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    Re: Free Spirit

    Quote Originally Posted by Berta View Post
    Always sand completely through all grits. Use a pencil to mark your piece before each grit so you know when you are done
    USE A TACK CLOTH
    Use steel wool wool between coats of finish UNLESS using water based. Then use super fine finishing paper.
    USE A TACH CLOTH.

    that about covers it.
    don't you have a problem using steel wool with all the "edges" in a scrolled pattern?

    What do you (or Bill) mean by super fine finising paper?
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    Re: Free Spirit

    I was told by a finishing expert and consultant, to only use a tack cloth when using polyurethane, so I have followed his advise and use compressed air to remove dust particles, or a clean cloth. I often use shellac as a sealer followed by lacquer. Both are a little more forgiving than poly.
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    Re: Free Spirit

    Klingspor’s sells finishing pads. Different grits for different purposes. The white one is for finishing. I only worry about sanding the stuff I can reach. The blade leaves a near perfect finish because it is a quality new (for each project) blade. If someone wants to try to stick their finger where it didn’t belong to test this out, it wouldn’t end well.
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    Re: Free Spirit

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris C View Post
    Where did you see it? That would be awesome inlaid into a violin back. .... And that's my next project I think. Either that or a mandolin.....
    It was either at the get-together at Mike D's or somewhere else I ran into Berta recently. She had the pattern with her but not the finished item at that time.
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    Re: Free Spirit

    I frequent a few different Scroll Saw on line clubs. To be perfectly honest, I just don’t know
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    Re: Free Spirit

    Just Gorgeous work!

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    Re: Free Spirit

    Looks great Berta

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    Re: Free Spirit

    Wow - that's gorgeous!!! You did a magnificent job on that - all the detail - WOW!!!
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    Re: Free Spirit

    THAT was done with a scroll saw??? Incredible!

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