Steel wire and sharpening #11 blades
Posted 16 August 2009 - 12:03 PM
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Edited by Pete J., 16 August 2009 - 07:29 PM.
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Posted 27 August 2009 - 11:51 AM
I have a friend who's a guitarist, so he keeps his old treble strings for me. I've set aside an old pair of trashed cutters just for cutting the stuff.
But brass wire has its uses, that's for sure, and it's available in hair-thin diameters from model RR sources. My local store, The Whistle Stop, carries it.
Even if you have a good method of sharpening Xacto blades, how can you tell whether they're as sharp as new? With new blades, there's never a doubt. They're not too expensive in large quantities; try eBay.
Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:38 PM
Posted 27 August 2009 - 07:15 PM
Made by micromark, but the website appears closed. I am sure this is not nessesary if one could find #11 blades in bulk. I know they are available on ebay, but I always prefer to buy locally. One more thing I was wondering is are the stainless #11 blades more durable than the regular steel blades?
Edited by sak, 27 August 2009 - 07:26 PM.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:37 PM
about the blades:
you should check your local art supply store for them . I have Asel art supply ( i think they are in california too). They sell 100 #11 blades in a pack for just $20.00.