cutting carboard?

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Tirta, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. Tirta

    Tirta Member

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    Gil,
    Ok I think I am going to order it online.
    Thanks


    John,
    Which Fiskar shears?
    What is the item number?


    Tirta
  2. Tirta

    Tirta Member

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    Dear Gil,

    www.widgetsupply.com does not receive order from asian country.
    do you know other good internet stores?

    please advice.

    Regards,

    Tirta
  3. wunwinglow

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    Tirta, check out the www.fiskars.com website, it has a 'where are you in the world' so you can find a distributor near where you live.

    I just bought a pair (see, said I would!) in my local Hobbycraft shop. The code number on the pack is 2921, but they look exactlly like to pair Gil showed on his message. They are very sharp, and cut beautifully! Thanks Gil for the pointer.

    Tim P
  4. shrike

    shrike Guest

    That's the secret of cutting long, straight, smooth lines. Forget you have any joints below the elbow, and pull from your shoulder.

    Also, lay the blade 'flatter' (ie a more acute angle to the the work) for straight cuts and lift the blade up (closer to perpendicular) to cut curves.

    10 years of doing graphics, cutting films and such taught me these lessons and the translate handily to paper modelling.

    Another little exercise I used to have new guys do before they got to cut anything important: Take a sheet of paper and a ballpoint pen (the cheaper the better) and fill the whole page with scribbles. Little loops followed by big loops then small loops without lifting the pen. Do that until the lines are nice and smooth. This loosens up all the right muscles and works as a good warm up.