|11-03-2010, 03:33 PM||#16|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Here is a method I use for HO scale when I don't need a whole lot of material because it's a little hard on the fumbs. I start out scoring the heavy duty aluminum foil instead of cutting all the way through.
Next I just break them apart. I like this method better because it gives a better cut rather than just getting a few through cuts & ending up with a dull blade.
Here you can see I use the body part of a pin vise. I just simply wrap it around while pressing with my thumbs.
When you make one complete wrap the material wants to stick. I just pull this away & as it rolls around it follows down the other side out of the way.
It comes off looking like a bunch of curls but once I slid it through my fingers it straightens out flat.
I figure a few thumb cramps is worth the money saved for a small project. I hope this is helpful & thanks for viewing!
Climbing that mountain will be a lot easier if you start on your knees.
|03-24-2012, 02:25 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Penryn California, sitting between two UP tracks.
jim, that is a great idea. I ran to my tool box to see if I had a size that would work for O scale, didn't, but will keep it in mind for sure.
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