File puptcrit/puptcrit.0602, message 17


Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2006 15:35:04 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Cc: puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] foam core


Susan,

You may already know this, but here are a couple
guide lines for cutting foam core.
First, use a combination of the extendable
box cutter blades, it will allow you to cut lines
as much as 1 inch thick, and as your blade dulls,
and it will, You can just snap off the end and get fresh
blade surface.

The other blade I like is a #11 exacto or generic for
tighter curves. Or having a swivel blade accessible
when needed.

The other thing that will make a huge difference is
having a peice of hard pressed cardboard (Like what comes
off the back of a paper tablet)under what you are cutting.

And for sharp clean corners alway cut from the corner and out
and away.  Hope this is helpful.

Liz


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K. Elizabeth Evans, President & Artistic Director
Renaissance Artist Puppet Company
http://www.RenArtPuppetCo.com
610-630-4259
Company performing -AT-
The Montgomery County Cultural Center
208 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA

Renaissance Artist Puppet Company's
mission is to promote excellence in puppetry as a
Theatrical art form and as an Educational tool by incorporating
historical and cultural diversity along with quality performance
techniques to tell our stories.
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