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Re: polymer clay covers

Beth, I don't know if this is helpful, but I put canes in the fridge (Like
refrigerator cookies) to harden the clay before slicing, and use a filetting
knife, which has a very thin blade.  Still some smudging, but the chill makes
a big difference.  Perhaps you are already doing this...

Beth Priestley wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks!
> Beth P
> Painted Turtle Design

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