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Re: polymer clay covers
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: polymer clay covers
- From: Kathie Gillaspey/Paper Wings TM <Rbrangel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 07:45:00 -0600
- Message-id: <199711121343.FAA16744@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>This may be slightly off the thread, but does anyone have a source or
>suggestions for a good knife or slicer to cut polymer clay canes? I have
>attempted to do large canes to work into book-cover size, but am having a
>very frustrating time slicing it thin enough & even. Kitchen knives, no
>matter how sharp, don't work very well. I have heard of something called a
>"tissue knife" (?). Sanding helps, but any suggestions would be helpful.
A "tissue knife" is exactly that. It's used by pathologist to slice human
tissue. They are usually available from a good bead store that sells
polymer clays. They are also available at medical supply houses. Be
careful though, they are extremely sharp, but they are great for slicing canes.
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