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Re: Tearing a Deckle Edge

In a message dated 6/17/98 6:11:30 PM Central Daylight Time,
rmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:

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Another trick for tearing a neat deckle is to take a length of plexi (3/8 "
thick approx.) as long as you want it, (think of it as your straight edge like
a ruler) and about 3 to 4" wide. Notch it along one side by grinding it
against an electric grinder, you can make the notches as irregular as you
like, then do the water bit along the edge of the paper to be torn and make
your tear against the notched edge. It's an old trick from printmaking.

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