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post #1 of 7 Old 08-03-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Need help on adding Felt to a box

I am in the process of adding felt to a pen box.There are 42- 3/4"x3/4 slots about 6" long. What's the easiest way to do this? Or, is there something else to add to this instead of felt?Any suggestions or advise would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-04-2009, 12:28 AM
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I've read about spray on felted material... basically use a spray on adhesive and then spray this stuff on to your box. I have no idea what it's like when finished, but it would certainly be easier than cutting all those pieces by hand.
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The process frankp described is called flocking. I've never done it but here's a nice how to write up on the process.
Flocking tutorial.
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I would also recommend flocking. Lee Valley sells a good selection of flocking materials and a flocking gun. There are several ways to apply it. One of the cleaner ways is to cut some thick poster board to size and flock it then insert it, but that's probably gonna be very time intensive with the number of slots you have. I would wager a craft and hobby store, like hobby lobby, would have a selection.
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I agree with flocking. I bought mine from Woodcraft and it is very easy to apply. There are 6 or 8 colors to choose from. You just brush on the adhesive and then use the pump tube to blow the flock on and that is it.

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Yea I wouldn't even attempt to use the stick-on felt for the application you are describing. You may very well drive yourself insane with frustration trying to cut and properly stretch each of those little pieces! Flocking is the way to go. I use the stick on for jewelery box slots, but even then it takes alot of patience wraping the dividers.
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I've used flocking for gun cases,durable and in many colors.Bought it using the internet @ DonJer,comes in about 30 colors.Itchy
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