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Old 01-27-2005, 10:50 PM
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My technique comes from my prior experience in art and design. One way of making nice cuts in thick card and stock is to use repeated scoring with a knife to achieve the cut, rather that trying to do the slicing all in one move. Here are some pictures as a demonstration.

Here is what I use- a small metal ruler and an Xacto #11 blade.
This is all cut on the thick tempered glass that is on my bench top.

measurements are made and then repeated scoring with the knife are made along the edge of the ruler using light/medium pressure.

If you push to hard the balde may slip and marr the brass.

slow and sure wins the race. Make sure the ruler does not slip.






clean up is with a piece of400/600 wet dry sand paper.
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Old 01-28-2005, 12:07 AM
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Nice pictorial James.

It didn't take me long messing around with the rear fenders on my Jagdpanzer IV to figure out that scoring was the way to go. I think I still need to be even more patient and take longer when cutting.
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Old 01-28-2005, 11:46 AM
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thank you!!!!!
what about thicker brass?
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What do you do to cut like 0.030" ?
And after how many times do you change your blade? 8)
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