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Old 02-04-2018, 09:01 AM
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Angry Matt cutting woes

I can't really afford many pre-cut mats for my watercolors, so I bought an inexpensive Logan cutter and some matboard, etc. I have had a few successes, but aside from my arthritic fingers, I can't seem to keep my straight edge from slipping, however careful I am.
I use either a metal carpenter square, or a steel ruler with a cork backing, but manage to shift the straight edge every time. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't need to make at least 3 cuts to get it done.
I am careful to change blades and follow the directions and all but I still manage to ruin too many of them.
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:30 AM
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Re: Matt cutting woes

The immediate answer might be a straightedge with an antislip surface, rubber or cork usually. The better solution is to get a better mat cutter, but hard to justify the expense if you don't plan to use if a lot. In any case, stay away from the cheap ones. They generally do a poor job.
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