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Steel wool scratching pen (home made)

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Mr.Micron, Oct 14, 2015.


  1. Mr.Micron

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    LOL I wish I was the man . I am just the guy LMAO
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    Great trick there herb:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    I have some 00 around here somewhere. Going to see if it is soft enough.
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    you could possible even wad some up and put in an electric eraser holder......
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    Will the steel wool break up and leave wee bits stuck in the paper? I have used it for wood finishing and you have to be very careful that none is left in the surface. Stuffing it in an old pen barrel is a super idea though!! Perhaps having a small vacuum (hoover) close to hand could take care of that.

    Tom
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    What I am using is Super Fine #0000 Angel hair steel wool . While it does leave some dust between the paint that is taking off and what little of it that is left behind , I have yet to find any of it embedded into the material (in this case poster board) But I did use a full piece of it last night to scuff a hard hat and there was nothing left there after I wiped it with wax and grease remover.
    The coarser the steel wool the more likely you are to have bits of it stuck into things. That is why I choose the #0000 super fine.
    My old boss who built fiddles told me to always give steel wool the hand test. Rub it on you hand and if it pokes you it will poke what ever you are working on.
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    Thanks Herb ... I didn't know about the poke test ... good info.

    Tom
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    I did not know that either until he taught me about it. So I guess it is something that is only passed down through certain wood workers .
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    Hmm that's not the version of the poke test I know!lollol
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    I thought that was known as the prick test and not the poke test LOL
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    my mouth is wanting to add to this but for once the brain has overruled it !!
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    Yeah, I am not touching this one.
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    I really can not say I blame you but I will call you both Chickens LMAO.
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    lollol
    Call me what you like, I'm still not going there
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    On another note, I found my steel wool. Best I have at present is 000.
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    Oh, did you mix your own Payne's grey with Golden or do you have a source... I've not found it in NZ and not listed on their colour chart but it mixes together easily.
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    Actually it was in one of the free kits I got from their rep. Which like you state it is not in their paint chart as being a released color in the High Flow.
    But it was in one of the 2 ten packs of paint the rep gave me . They also had a shelf markings for Paynes grey in the high flow area but they were still in the process of stocking the shelves .I will have to make a trip back over there and see if it was a mistake or they just forgot to add it to their charts.

    After doing a little research it looks like the
    Phthalo Blue (Green Shade) is paynes grey in the high flow series . I used the chart on Golden's web site to compare paynes grey fluid to the high flow and that is what is referred me too .
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    Try it , It should be soft enough when compared to the 0000 . Might give a little heavier look to the scratch but not by much .
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    I gave my gran a few balls of steel wool and asked her to knit me a car. She did not think it was funny.
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    For some reason Grandma's never like that joke :D Mine did not think it was funny either...

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