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Re: [BKARTS] Paper Art...laser cut?



An inexpensive oil stone or wet/dry sandpaper mounted on glass or 1/4" or greater plex will extend the life of those xacto blades by 100X... maybe 1000X or more! I have several xactos on hand and I haven't changed blades for 5 years (though one blade is now about 1/2 it's original length).

Sharpening these blades is a good first-excursion into sharpening in because they are small and the need to achieve a sophisticated edge is very low (as opposed to a paring knife, plane iron or spokeshave blade. Often the 'edge' is not important at all, just that they are pointy (the first 1/16" of the blade).

Save the money and learn a new skill!

Regards,
Don Drake
Dreaming Mind

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On Aug 31, 2006, at 11:14 AM, Carol Pratt wrote:

Needless to say, he went through LOTS of blades, since the point was all he used, and it had to be really really sharp.

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