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Cigar band craft question
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Posted 9/5/2019 9:46 AM (#771449)
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I’m working on my first project with saved bands. Going to be a tray for the top of my ottoman for eating in front of the TV on one side and a checker/chess board on the other.

I’m using Mod Podge to glue the bands to the wood. Should I mod podge on top of the bands and then urethane or can I just put urethane right on the bands?

Thoughts?
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Posted 9/5/2019 12:51 PM (#771454 - in reply to #771449)
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I'm working on a similar project myself. I always use a couple of coats of Matte Modge Podge on top of bands first to prevent bleeding
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Posted 9/5/2019 2:53 PM (#771455 - in reply to #771449)
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My wife just finished making a tray for me. She says she put 2 coats of MP.



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Posted 9/5/2019 8:57 PM (#771468 - in reply to #771449)
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So you know how to post pics now?
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Posted 9/5/2019 10:18 PM (#771471 - in reply to #771449)
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Yes, Bruce is now the Guru of posting really large pictures.
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Posted 9/5/2019 10:57 PM (#771473 - in reply to #771449)
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Now - I can finally see a pic without squinting and putting my nose up to the computer......it's good to be able to read the labels!!!!!!!
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Posted 9/6/2019 8:27 AM (#771478 - in reply to #771449)
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Thanks guys.
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Posted 9/6/2019 8:30 AM (#771479 - in reply to #771449)
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A great project. I was glad to see "Tabacos de Costa Rica" in the large photo.  There is a lady by the name of Joyful...yes, that is her real name....in Lincoln, NE. who has a business using bands called "Joyful's Cigar Art."   http://www.joyfulscigarart.com/home.html      She made a portrait for the owner of Tab. de Costa Rica.



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Posted 9/6/2019 8:42 AM (#771480 - in reply to #771471)
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ntanner - 9/5/2019 11:18 PM

Yes, Bruce is now the Guru of posting really large pictures.


Hey, now! Don't drag me into this. That was JunglePete that can't seem to resize his picture correctly. But at least he finally figured out how to post one!

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Posted 9/6/2019 9:31 AM (#771481 - in reply to #771449)
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Gary, Let us know how the project goes. I've been thinking of doing similar using modge podge and bands on a Glass Ashtray if I can ever find a decent one.
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Posted 9/6/2019 10:24 AM (#771483 - in reply to #771481)
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Gary, Let us know how the project goes. I've been thinking of doing similar using modge podge and bands on a Glass Ashtray if I can ever find a decent one.


Will do. Good bad or ugly I’ll post some pics, albeit not quite as large as Pete’s!

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Posted 9/6/2019 5:16 PM (#771486 - in reply to #771483)
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Working on it



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Posted 9/6/2019 11:17 PM (#771493 - in reply to #771480)
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Posted 9/7/2019 12:43 AM (#771494 - in reply to #771449)
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I don’t like the final surface of mod-podge, especially for something that will serve food. I’d suggest lightly sanding the mod podge surface (320 grit), wiping it off, and then adding several layers of water-based polyurethane finish.
If it really n Ed’s to be waterproof, I’d float a thin layer of clear epoxy over the whole thing, but that’s tricky.
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Posted 9/7/2019 10:02 AM (#771496 - in reply to #771449)
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Good call, thanks for the info.
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Posted 9/7/2019 3:32 PM (#771507 - in reply to #771480)
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ntanner - 9/5/2019 11:18 PM

Yes, Bruce is now the Guru of posting really large pictures.


Hey, now! Don't drag me into this. That was JunglePete that can't seem to resize his picture correctly. But at least he finally figured out how to post one!


Sorry Bruce, that picture was so big I didn't even notice Pete had posted. I thought it was still your post. Congrats Pete on your new found ability to post pics and extend the overall length of a thread considerably all at the same time. Pure genius.
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Posted 9/8/2019 8:34 AM (#771515 - in reply to #771449)
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I used water based polyurethane on my clock with good results. The bands initially absorbed some of the poly. IIRC I put at least 5 coats on it



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Posted 9/8/2019 3:44 PM (#771517 - in reply to #771449)
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Awesome clock. I had just put coat #5 on and thought to myself, no more than this since the color was starting to be affected.
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Posted 9/9/2019 9:09 AM (#771522 - in reply to #771449)
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The tray looks great Gary! Looks like you mastered MP. My experience with the aerosol MP sucked. The urethane went on a lot smoother with a foam brush and leveled out some.

Pete needs to go back to school on pics
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Posted 9/9/2019 11:52 AM (#771523 - in reply to #771449)
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Um, I haven’t posted pics of my project yet, what are you doing in my garage?!
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Posted 9/10/2019 4:09 PM (#771545 - in reply to #771523)
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headfirst - 9/9/2019 3:52 PM

Um, I haven’t posted pics of my project yet, what are you doing in my garage?!


And I stand corrected......carry on
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Posted 9/10/2019 6:50 PM (#771547 - in reply to #771449)
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All done, pretty happy with how it turned out for my first crack at this. I went with two thin coats of mod podge on top of the bands followed by about 5 coats of polyurethane, with some 320 grit sanding each coat as needed.



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Posted 9/10/2019 6:55 PM (#771548 - in reply to #771449)
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Posted 9/12/2019 7:34 AM (#771577 - in reply to #771547)
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Posted 9/12/2019 11:28 PM (#771587 - in reply to #771449)
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Looks great! I especially like the bands all jumbled together. Well done!
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