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Help Please!!!!

Postby Nutter » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:32 pm

I would like some[u] sensible suggestions[/u] how I can carry out what most people will think a simple task.
I have managed to draw a design I want to scratch build onto 1mm Plastic card. In the past this would not have been a problem but now my Arthritis is giving me so much trouble with one hand( I can't even hold the piece I want to cut)
Will be using a new blade in my modeling knife but need to be able to hold the rest of the sheet while I cut it.
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Re: Help Please!!!!

Postby dkightley » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:48 pm

Why not get from somewhere like HobbyCraft a spray tin of Repositionable Adhesive and a pack of thin card. Then spray one side of a piece of card with the adhesiveand let it dry for 20 mins....and you will have something that acts the opposite to a Post-It note.....your surface is sticky and what you put on it is not!

Lay the card on a flat surface and "stick" the plasticard onto the card....and it should hold it firm so you can cut it.

Once you have the plasticard cut, it'll carefully prise off with a knife.

You could do a quick try of this technique by selotaping a Post-it note or two face down onto a surface....ansd stick the plasticard to the sticky bit of the Post-It note.
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Re: Help Please!!!!

Postby Nutter » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:35 pm

Following on from Doug's reply I have gone the budget route. :o
Poundshop rolls of double sided tape,strips stuck to my cutting mat and then stick the plasticard to that. :idea:
Seems to work quite well.
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