For those crafters that like to cover there corrugation, i have a tip that might help.
You can use a "GBC Shredmaster 60S" to cut perfect 1/4" strips in seconds. I thought of this after watching Wyloch's "002 - Preparations for Modular Tiles". I'm sure there are other shredders that work fine just what I had lying around the house and the only one I can guarantee
For those interested I usually get 30-32 Usable strips which is roughly a 12% loss of material, but I find that very acceptable. Also the cutters in the shredder leave a small textured cut on the strips but after making a few tiles I couldn't notice a difference after gluing and panting.
If you want pictures or have any questions let me know
Did you know that shredders need oil? The oil helps lubricate the shredder, extending its life and allowing it to run smoothly and quietly. Generally, you should oil your shredder every time you empty the bag. With regular, office-type use, that would probably be once or twice a month but there's no telling how often you'd need to oil one if you're doing this sort of work.
The oil isn't exactly cheap, either. Generally, you buy it by the pint and a single pint might run you fifteen dollars or so. That's most of the cost of a new shredder if you're going the eBay Shredmaster route. If you are going to go with a discontinued model of shredder, though, you're definitely going to want to perform routine maintenance. I don't think replacement parts are going to be easy to come by.
Well i cannot speak for most shredders but my Shredmaster has been operating for roughly 10+ years without a single oiling or any routing maintenance. For a investment of around 20 dollars Im sure you could get your moneys worth
considering my shredder never takes the paper correctly... i think i'll stick to the paper trimmer too. ubt nice idea man, if it works for you then by all means use it.
Yea i run into that issue that's why some is lost every time but the over all gain out weighs it, That being said I prefer to do thing my own way as well so I cant blame you for sticking to what you know
Wow, never thought of that, and I have a paper shredder at home. My wife just emptied it last week and I was eyeing the bag of shredded paper thinking "what could I do with that?" I had to look away real quick because I think my wife was on to me. I'll definitely have to try this and I do have the day off tomorrow.
erho: I will once again rise above Lurker status if I ever get back to painting, Real life work transitions... Adulting
Jan 31, 2020 16:23:29 GMT
factoriatabletop: sgtslag...oh man! you are right about it...
Mar 3, 2020 10:13:15 GMT
Draklith: Hey everyone just a quick stop by to see if anyone is still here, hope everyone is doing ok
May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
factoriatabletop: no prizes, just proud....dont know, anyone else?
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT