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  1. #1

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    Default Screen printed Skull Magnet Process

    I took some photos today while working on a batch of these.

    The skull image is on an old screen that was for another piece that I made. In the future I will burn a new screen that is just a bunch of the skulls.

    My press is just Speedball clamps mounted in 1/4 inch plywood.

    Here we go.

    First I cut out the 1/4 inch ply into rectangles and sand it.



    Hand paint the color. This is usually done before the wood is cut up.



    On the press I made a jig to hold the wood into place while it is being printed.



    The wood in place.



    Printed.





    After the ink dries they are ready to be cut using a scroll saw.



    After being cut out.



    The back edge needs to be sanded.



    Using a Dremel I sand the back edge.



    Also using the Dremel I drill the hole for the magnet.



    Now the magnet is glued in and set aside to dry.



    Finished!


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    awesome! amazed at how precise the scroll saw can cut. and the steadiness of one's hands.
    +++++ POWERSLIDE DESIGN CO. +++++ facebook +++++ aka: mike klay

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    Those are awesome. I'm surprised that tiny magnet can hold those things up.

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    Nice process. You should get a router, then you could just use a finished one as a template and probably save a ton of time on the cutout.

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    The magnets are rare earth magnets and are really strong.

    i have thought about using a router but was worried that it would chip the edge. Maybe it would be fine. I dont have to do any retouching at all with the scroll saw and the edge is smooth enough to skip sanding.

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    Good cuts -- is it a standard saw blade? Are these little fellows for sale? Pretty much everything you do is righteous in my opinion -- you make nice things.

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    Hey thanks!

    I think I have no. 5 reverse tooth blades in right now.

    They are for sale in my Etsy shop.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/KENNTWOFOUR

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