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Re: paper cutters/board cutters



I found a good trick to use with my Fiskars rotary cutter.  When I run out
of replacement strips, usually late at night, I use my cutting mat that fits
precisely in the cutting space.   This works well in a pinch!
vm
----- Original Message -----
From: RLavadour <paper@OREGONTRAIL.NET>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 1999 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: paper cutters/board cutters


> I find the rotary Fiskars table top paper cutter to be pretty
indespensable.
> You do have to use care when cutting more than a few sheets or matt board
so
> that the line doesn't bow out, and replace the cutting surface often. I
use
> a metal ruler and a razor knife for precise cuts. One great advantage is
the
> fact that it is easy to tote when I teach workshops - especially at
> elementary schools where the paper cutters are notoriously bad.
>
> Roberta
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew & Suzanne Scoble <mscoble@EARTHLINK.NET>
> To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
> Date: Wednesday, June 23, 1999 10:09 AM
> Subject: paper cutters/board cutters
>
>
> >Hello folks,
> >I am new to hand bookmaking (am learning by book, not instruction), and
> >am addicted.  I went through the archives of the list about cutters for
> >board and paper, but didn't get the info I needed.  Can I find a
> >relatively inexpensive cutter (rotary or cutting arm) to use on board
> >without ruining it for use on paper?  What brands do folks prefer (from
> >what I've seen Kuttrimmers are out of my league financially)?  Are the
> >"economy" models not worth it in the long run?  What length cutter do
> >you recommend for making books with maximum dimensions 16"x16"?  Also, I
> >have significant wrist problems, so need to use whatever will be the
> >easiest on them.  Used or new, either is fine.
> >Also, same questions about presses.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Suzanne Scoble
> >Denver, CO
> >mscoble@earthlink.net
> >


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