Post by berneart76 on Feb 16, 2015 22:14:12 GMT -9
I think I might have one of those around the house, but I've also been using harness needles from my leather sewing tools, they have a blunt tip since they are designed to go through pre-pierced holes in thicker leathers.
you can also try using such a thing in your silhouette: www.amychomas.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=9 I found out that it gives better result on 90° folds if you emboss the backside of the paper and put some spare foamcore under it to give the surface some elasticity
I've found an amazing tool for "no cut" scoring - especially useful for fold-creasing glossy photo papers. No penetration, but nice clean thin embossed line:
The Kemper Tools DBSS aka Double Ball Stylus Small
You know, you actually made some of the rustier cogs turn in a dusty part of my memory: My dad used to have some tools lying around when I was a kid inthe 70's, which he never used (although we kids weren't allowed to touch them). They resembled pens, looking much like the stylus pen in your pic, but instead of the ball points, there was little wheels at the ends (the different pens had different wheel sizes and patterns). Now, my dad doesn't remember this at all! He thinks I'm remeberring wrong and it was my grampa's (he was a decorator). But my sister, my mom and myself are all certain that it was something my dad had lying around. Now, my dad was originally a building engineer, so it's possible it was some kind of drawing tool for that trade. But he also did some hobby publishing using spirit duplicator, and I have a feeling that these 'wheel pens' were meant for working with 'spirit master' paper. They looked a bit like tiny vellum wheel styluses, but without the little spikes.
Now, the reason I write this is, that I think these would be ideal for no cut scoring. Problem is - my dad has probably gotten rid of these babies. And since he doesn't remember/knock what the heck I'm talking about, I have no idea what to look for, if I want to pick up some antique ones. So, given that there's a lot of graphic artists hanging around this great forum with knowledge of terms and tools of your trade (and some of you being distinguished ex-spring chickens like myself ), I was hoping one of you might have an idea what I'm talking about, and maybe even know the name of these old school tools?
Post by Cardstock Dane on Nov 6, 2015 20:32:42 GMT -9
Further research seems to reinforce that theory. I found a picture of Cyclostyle wheel pens, that looks somewhat similar to the ones I'm talking about, although the pic was small, so I had to enlarge it:
Vermin King: Not the style you are looking for, but try a search for 'paper theatre' or 'paper theater', and you will find a few pages of epinal figures. Not many, but I know there are a few
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shep: Does anyone know where to find decent individual minis of late Roman Republic era civilians? From senator to slave, every mini would be great, as long as they are not legionaires or generals or other military (Praetorian Guard and Roman Vigiles excluded)
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woosh: i was typing up a thread and it said it was too big. soooo whatever
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cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
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