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cutting out multiple patterns
copperjoe - Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 8:34amWhitesmithing copper | cutting | pattterns
Hi, I have searched this site and have not found an answer to my question so I thought that I would ask all the talented people here.
My question is, "What is the best most economical and fastest way to cut multiple patterns?" I am working with 30ga. copper. I have a small shop and I have been cutting my patterns out one at a time with heavy duty scissors by tracing the pattern each time. I have also tried placing about 5 layers of copper sandwiched between thin plywood and cut it out on my scrollsaw. The problem with that is, I can't find any metal cutting scrollsaw blades. I went through 8 spiral blades and cut out 2 flower petals which would really be 10 petals total; it only took 1-1/2hrs!
Thanks in advance for any advice you have for me.