Post by Cardstock Dane on Sept 1, 2017 22:57:23 GMT -9
I've been looking for something similar - old cyclostyle wheel pens for stencil, which are very similar to what you found. I was convinced they'd be ideal for scoring, and it looks like I was right. Just haven't been able to find any yet myself.
I've got a set like that, but handles are wooden. Other things I've found that work pretty well include a regular dinner knife (no sharp edge) and a penknife turned around - using the /back of the blade/, not the handle
They come as a 3 pack and double ended with a total of 6 different tip sizes, and there's even grips! I have been experimenting with several different tools, and these outperform them all so far
Those are actually amazing for scoring. I find the work best when scoring on the side that will be the inside of the fold.
If you're wondering what their actual purpose is, they're for embossing. You get these plastic stencils that you lay under the page and then you vigorously rub the back of the page with the tool to cause the paper to be embossed into the shape of the stencil. Spent a lot of time contemplating how this could be used to add textures and raised detail to the paper models I've created, but I can't think of a good way to design the stencils... Perhaps it could be easily achieved using a Silhouette to cut out the stencils required from a suitably stiff material.
lightning: That is good advice but I still wish I could create faster to get all ideas out of my head in time :-)
Jan 17, 2018 5:41:47 GMT -9
Papercraft Warrior: The trick is, only projects you should start, are those that you can finish in reasonable time... all others get stuck in their own personal hell.
Jan 17, 2018 5:20:56 GMT -9
Coyotepunc: Hopefully tonight I will get some pictures up of Striders with tentacles and my kitbashed 1940s Manchurian building. Hopefully. I might just go to bed.
Jan 16, 2018 16:36:04 GMT -9
Vermin King: I think that's why I'm doing so many 'stupid' little projects these days. The projects I want to finish seem to be stuck in their own pocket universe
Jan 16, 2018 13:00:16 GMT -9
mproteau: I'm tempted to rename "Paper Realms" to "Glacial Studios" to reflect my pace.
Jan 16, 2018 7:07:08 GMT -9
okumarts: Really overwhelmed at work. Marking essays and projects at the end of a semester. I wish I could create stuff faster.
Jan 16, 2018 4:34:13 GMT -9
Vermin King: Would have been Guy Williams's birthday today. And there's no Lost in Space marathon! darn
Jan 14, 2018 15:49:25 GMT -9
mproteau: 2 of 3 pages of the Local Heroes minis are done! I'm working on some 6" cave walls right now, kinda flip-flopping between the two tasks. Should have the set's cutfiles done tonight, though.
Jan 14, 2018 11:00:14 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We S-O-O-O need a "like" button down here. Happy to hear this mproteau!
Jan 10, 2018 11:31:57 GMT -9
mproteau: Finally! A little success on my cave walls. I like what happened on my desk this morning, and it led me to a few more ideas. Time to work on the grids for the tiles..
Jan 10, 2018 6:38:55 GMT -9
mproteau: Good lord I hope I get better at what I'm doing, 'cause it isn't all that good right now! Time to pick up another pack of cardstock to feed to the cutter... lots of failed test builds...
Jan 8, 2018 13:55:30 GMT -9