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 Post subject: Smoothest cuts in vinyl?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:40 pm 
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I'm thinking about making a dunny bank to hold coins, so it'll need a slot and a plug at the bottom. What's the best way to go about getting smooth cuts? Score it first and then finish with scalpel? Hot knife? Lasers?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 12:12 am 
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Warm it up with a heat gun (or a hair dryer), and use a fresh x-acto blade. It cuts through the vinyl like butter. (So cut slowly)

If your edges are a bit wavy, wait for it to cool, then sand them down with a fine grit sandpaper.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:08 am 
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Thanks so much!!


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