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Re: [BKARTS] dies



The die stock can be purchased from a printers supply house. There are two
types of "rules," cutting and creasing. The simplest die is a straight line.
Cut the die stock to the length you want, using aircraft-type metal shears.
Lock up the die in a chase using standard furniture. Protect the platen by
placing a 16 guage sheet of steel on it, using a small flat head screw in each
corner. Proceed to cut or crease.
    More complicated dies use the same "rules." They can be bent easily at
right angles, and inserted in slots which have been jigsawed into a 3/4" sheet
of plywood. Glue foam rubber from an automotive supply store onto the plywood
to lift the cut paper or cover stock away from the die.
Rupert

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>Dear Rupert- How can simple dies be made at home? LN
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