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Old 06-25-2019, 03:51 PM
swaggerless swaggerless is offline
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Do you make your own tools?

I normally just use xacto blades but I want to try something else. Does anyone make their own scratch tools? If so how and what do you use?

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Old 07-17-2019, 01:07 AM
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Re: Do you make your own tools?

Have you tried scalpel blades? They are finer, much sharper, and flex a little. I personally do not like x-actos, but scalpels are better for me. They will fit into an x-acto handle, but it should be one of the skinnier holders. Scalpels are way cheaper than x-actos, and I use #11 You can find them in boxes of 100, wrapped in foil. Amazon is expensive. Once you find what you like, look on other sites for your tools.

I also like tattoo needles. Way fun to use, and fairly cheap on T-Mart. I use only flats. You can get them from 3 tines to 15. There are other configurations like round, etc.

Have fun.

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Old 09-27-2019, 07:33 AM
polish_bear_65 polish_bear_65 is offline
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Re: Do you make your own tools?

That is an interesting approach. Will try, thanks.
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