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    Thanks. Yep, Got a 1" "brush flame" head and key for me was rapid passes starting and ending off material. Next time I'll let it cool in between my "coats" as it's pretty thin and already taped/surfaced/sanded before I hit it.
    Whodathunk excess carpet tape would catch on fire so easy?
    Still playing but need a method for consistent/uniform layer in my case.
    That "Crackle" look on Steve and Scott's is nice though, but I like not getting carbon all over everything(especially wheels/hands) and being able to carve small.
    A ways to go before I get it down.
    Scott Plaisted
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    Scott, I never got charcoal on anything at all. Not even my fingers. But I stabilized the blank before I worked it.
    I thought for sure the charcoal would break off and mix with the stabilizer and make a slurry of slop. Didn't happen. The whole process was cake.

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    Yeah, But you should see my cakes! ("Easy as pie" is an oxymoron for me too
    Felt experimental yesterday, and my dry-rotted snake is resting on garbage can so mixed up some Gorilla Wood Glue(almost never use the stuff) with some rubbing alcohol for kicks and giggles--DON"T, but does make an interesting "Pink Glop" that I putty knifed into a TOTAL punk area. TB Original made a water clear mix that soaked VERY deeply into a punky fissure crack---be interesting what they look like today
    Got some West Marine coming, and some Elmers you showed and some Minwax wood hardener.
    Scott Plaisted
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    I think you're gonna be thrilled with the ease of use and the results you get out of the Elmer's, Scott. I know I was far more impressed than I ever imagined I'd be.
    When I squirted it in the bowl I thought "you gotta be kidding me."
    That's why I thinned it. But after using that little bit, I just squited it straight out of the bottle. You'll be amazed at how far it stretches.

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