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Re: Work Table/cutting matts



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I'm big on gleaned (read: free) materials, and thought others might find
this of interest. There's a casino near us and they go through 10-20 coated
display boards a month. The boards are used to advertise special promos and
entertainment and are a dense foam core with a water resistant, printed
coating on each side that is studier than the coating on regular foam core.

Obviously not good for cuts needing lots of pressure, but great for hacking
into temporary matts for workshops and quick cuts. (The wacky entertainment
the casino hosts make for interesting images too, with glam shots of Patsy
Cline and Willy Nelson impersonators all over them).

Since they're water resistent, they're also great for making shaped deckles
for papermaking - just seal the edges with masking tape. If we don't pick up
the boards, they go in the dumpster.

The other helpful thing on my work bench is a lazy susan (a misguided gift
from a relative...) that holds containers of pencils, bone folders, rulers,
cutting knives, etc.

with best wishes,
Roberta

Pendleton, Oregon
paper@oregontrail.net
http://www.missioncreekpress.com

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