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Sawing Identical Shapes


#1

Lots of great suggestions on this, including double stick tape,
gluing sheets together, etc. I have used these techniques many times
myself.

One drawback to thes e methods is that you are now sawing a much
thicker piece of metal which can be a lot more time and saw blade
consuming.

I often take my original and photocopy it, cut out the image and
attatch it to my sheet with a repositionable spray adhesive, available
at many art and drafting supply stores. After sawing and piercing is
complete, simply peel off the paper and wipe the piece with a little
alcohol to remove any residual adhesive.

This method also enables you to make rights and lefts, reductions or
enlargements of your work quickly and easily. I find that I can saw 2
or 3 individual pieces in the same amount of time as it takes to cut
stacked sheets, and they are a bit more accurate from piece to piece.
Less broken blades too…

Hope to see some of you at the Orchid dinner in Richmond :slight_smile:

Mark Moretti
Fredericksburg, VA


#2
    Lots of great suggestions on this, including double stick tape,
gluing sheets together, etc. I have used these techniques many
times myself. 
One drawback to thes e methods is that you are now sawing a much
thicker piece of metal which can be a lot more time and saw blade
consuming.

I agree with you Mark. I make a lot of earrings that require matched
cutouts and I use photocopies all the time. Unless you are dealing
with a one sided texture you can easily reverse the image after
cutting and get a mirror image. I generally glue the photocopy onto
a piece of non-permanent label stock and then use that directly on my
metal. Works great!

GRACE @tom_grace_stokes