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Maybe An Easier Way To Make Stencil
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:12 PM
hey every one, don't know if this was posted before. I thought we could apply epoxy to paper to make it strong and waterproof, just like what we did to balsa.
cutting paper is whole lot easier to me than cutting plastic material, yes, you might have to deal with the mess, once you done, you will have a stencil that fit the shape of the lure.
anyway, that just my thought.
Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:26 PM
A good thought! If nothing else, it would be a great way to use any excess epoxy mixed for topcoats and not used!
Posted 01 March 2011 - 10:54 AM
Burner + a matte finish plastic stencil material lets you freehand draw or trace a pattern, then cut it quickly and with clean edges with the burner. Mine was about $15 or so, in the $ range of a cheap soldering iron.
Posted 01 March 2011 - 03:14 PM
If you use CA glue it soaks into the paper and turns it into a thin and flexible plastic. I discovered this when trying to glue paper stencils to poly document wallets to make some stencils with all the manufacturing details included on them
Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:38 PM
I tried using epoxy to do a photo finish and found that epoxy won't soak into the paper.
Posted 03 March 2011 - 01:11 PM
yeah seems to me that epoxy would just sit on the paper and when it cures it would be quite stiff.
superglue soaks into paper nicely and is flexible when dry. but i think that is a waste of superglue, you could just use acetate sheets or packaging plastic or something similar to make stencils.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 02:49 PM
Styrofoam, from hot cups. They are easy to cut, cheap, but not durable. I also use table top cover made from soft plastic, jugs that are made of clear plastic, ant even regular paper.