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07-23-2006, 04:36 PM
For those who don't want to cut up their rule book, try using cool whip lids or butter lids for templates. use a compass to draw out the exact radius and cut with scissors.
07-23-2006, 05:02 PM
The resident trick is so make a three in one template.
If you have ever bought a stack of writable cd's you will notice that there is a transparent plastic cd at the bottom to protect the last cd in the stack.
This plastic cd is exactly 12cm across(equal to a blast(6)) has got a BL (2) template marked by the inner rim, so all you have to do is etch the BL(4) onto the cd and you have got a flexible transparent 3-in-1 blast template.
But thanks for the tip anyway. :wink:
07-23-2006, 08:58 PM
No thats a nice idea!!!
07-23-2006, 10:16 PM
Geat ideas all around!
07-23-2006, 10:33 PM
What? You mean you dont just 'eyeball' it?! :shock:
07-24-2006, 02:01 AM
Thanks for the CD tip, I'm not exactly Edward Scissorhands. Any ideas as far as strem templates?
07-24-2006, 02:17 AM
I put a piece of paper for aquarel painting(thick, rough paper) and poured some PVA glue down a plastic folder, you know those office plastic things for paper, that are welded on two sides only.
Then made sure the glue got to the corner properly and filled out most of the folder. When dry the paper was really well glued to the folder so I drew a spray template on top and cut it out. Its laminated and somewhat flexible. Works for me :wink:
07-24-2006, 09:15 AM
I printed mine form the downloads sections of this very site, then glued them to an old pizza box and cut them out. They work pretty well, though in the long run they might be worth laminating or something to keep them alive. Also if you turn it over you discover that my buzzblades just bit dust courtesy of the
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