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Douglas

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If I put a layer of packing tape on top of the wood I want to scroll saw ,then stick the pattern to the wood with double sided tape  , I discovered that the saw dust generated when cutting, congealed on the surface of the pattern and left the line of the pattern visible longer before it had to be cleared . I assume the reason is that the glue from the double sided tape must be passed onto the scroll saw blade thus transferring it to the saw dust . Of course when cutting is finished the pattern is easily removed from the wood because of the packing tape under the double sided tape , .....it peels off easily with no damage to the face of the wood . I just found this practice useful ,rather than constantly blowing the dust away . I know some of us have little compressors or whatever ...........I haven't got one .  What do you think ? Any other ideas ?   Douglas
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Douglas

Great idea.  I will try this.
Thanks for sharing this idea.

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Douglas - I too prefer to attach clear packing to the wood surface and then affix the paper pattern to it.
Yes the packing acts as blade lubricant and as you mentioned very easy to remove the packing tape and paper pattern together at one time. However, I do not use double sided tape, I use a spray adhesive.
I guess using double sided tape really depends on how thick the tape is you are using. Big box stores sell various thicknesses and at various adhesion strengths. In my mind the thinner the better. Other members have mentioned that they use simple rub on glue sticks and other have used rubber cement. It really boils down to what works for you.
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Doug I use re-positional spray glue on the pattern stick that to the wood then clear 2" sellotape on top of that and never had any issues peels of a treat.
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Good tip Roly . That is probably cheaper . I will try that
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