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Basswood
« on: January 06, 2017, 06:22:55 PM »
So we were at michael's (you guys know how I love Michael's) and my girlfriend saw a piece of basswood that they were showing you could use for woodburning for a sign.  She says "honey, could you do something like that?"  to which I replied, "Of course I can! I have the hand of Zeus in my garage!"  So she bought it and made me make a sign for her mothers house.... I dont know if I won or lost.  Here are the results

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Link to wood: http://www.michaels.com/artminds-rectangle-plaque-basswood/M10067610.html#pmpt=qualifying&sz=72&start=50
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Re: Basswood
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 07:31:15 PM »
It looks great...!!!
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Re: Basswood
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 07:35:18 PM »
Every time you post success it cost me time and money. Already have a stack of slate awaiting etching. Now I have to go back to Michael's for basswood plaques.
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Re: Basswood
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2017, 07:54:35 PM »
haha Gallant your wife is welcome
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Re: Basswood
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2017, 09:19:03 PM »
LOL
You might need to be careful when you read his posts! Wait till she is in another room!
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Re: Basswood
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2017, 04:53:18 AM »
That looks very nice, the tape and air assist create some nice crisp lines.

It sounds like you won if the girlfriend and her mother are happy!


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Re: Basswood
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2017, 09:36:36 AM »
so i dont know if you see it but there is a horizontal line that runs in the middle of the last name.  It is very fine.  It occurs where my tape overlaps.  If I dont overlap its much worse.  I plan on buying some 6 inch masking tape so I dont have to overlap anymore. 
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Re: Basswood
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2017, 09:42:37 AM »
I can't see it, but it makes sense.

You can get paper application tape (used for transferring vinyl signs) in many widths, I use 12" and 36" with my vinyl cutter (plotter) and it would be ideal as it's very low tack adhesive.

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Re: Basswood
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 10:01:14 AM »
do you buy that online or in a store?
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Re: Basswood
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 10:33:42 AM »
You can get it from any sign supply place, but often cheaper on ebay.

Just make sure it's the paper variety as most companies moved to a clear polymer based tape.