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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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I didn't either. But I have erasers that will do just as well, and you can carry one in your shirtpocket. Some years ago I wanted to make some stamps to stamp my work. Everything I tried was only suitable for large flower stamps or such, and would crumble with anything even reasonably small. Then ran across a sheet of stamp material, don't recall where I bought it now, but it was possibly Bick. Anyway, crumbled also. But for some reason decided to try a chunk as an eraser. It was fantastic, much better even than some quite expensive erasers. Gave a batch to my grand-daughter, but kept a batch also. Still got them, still use them, still the best erasers I have ever used.

And the guy could have made a smaller crossed lines, then would not have had to clean up anything, the drill bit would have taken out the lines.

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thanks Harry..
to add on, this eraser works really well...

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Been sporadically using DNA or, acetone for years. Usually, only after my erasers fail.

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Good tip, Harry. I keep a couple of Artgum erasers in the shop and they work to easily remove pencil marks.

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Harry I had heard this but never tried it. I try not to draw on the wood surface but I'll have to give this a try next time as I do keep DNA handy. Stick, I guess I'll see soon enough as I have a few coming. As many mistrakes as I make I never have enough erasers.......
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Just remember not to press on the pencil so hard that you leave a dent in the softer woods. The alcohol will remove the pencil mark really well, but not the dented line.

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Niiice! Good to know! Thanks, Harry!
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I have heard of that as well. But instead of keeping a container of a volatile and flammable liquid, I use the little square medical wipes that come saturated in alcohol. There are always a lot of them around anyway, since I'm diabetic. They are handy for a lot of other tasks that alcohol is useful for.
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I have used alcohol in the past to erase pencil marks, until I discovered Lee Valley pencils.

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The erasers on these are really quite good at removing the pencil marks, and the lead is not hard and doesn't leave an indentation in the wood. I buy them by the box.

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