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|12-09-2013, 11:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Northern Minnesota along Lake Superior
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Cutting through Dark or Black areas
Hello, recently I was cutting a project that had a large dark or black area in the photo, and noticed that the blade cut lines showed up very much, is this normal?
I was using 1/4" bb from a craft store, FD Special Jigsaw blades.
|12-10-2013, 12:37 AM||#2|
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Yep, that's very normal. The kerf will always be much more evident over solid dark areas like that.
If you are freehand cutting, it's a nice opportunity to make some fancy style cuts there as they will be more obvious and give the puzzle a more impressive appearance.
It's also a nice area to place figurals, since they can break up the monotony of the solid dark, and they can also be spotted more easily.
Now what's not normal is to see excessive white paper fraying at the edge of the kerf. If you are getting this, your blade might be upside down (an easy mistake to make with the fine, delicate puzzle blades)
If you're not sure, snap a picture of the puzzle, and post it on the forum.
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Last edited by Scrolling Days; 12-10-2013 at 12:41 AM.
|12-10-2013, 11:26 AM||#3|
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