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Wednesday, August 31st 2005, 7:16pm

Twisted cutting mat

Hallo folks,

I've got a question.
I've recently received a cutting mat (since I can't get them in Lithuania) and it is twisted. I tried to straighten it by bending it strongly to oposite side - nothing.. Then I tried to keep it under heavy weight on flat floor for a couple of days - nothing..

Can anyone suggest how to straighten it, cause it is very hard to cut over it? ;( ;( ;( Maybe anyone had such problem?





Thanks a lot. Good luck! ;)
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Wednesday, August 31st 2005, 9:49pm

Hello Mindaugas,

I also never had this special problem. But I would try to warm up the cutting mat up to 70 degrees Celsius in the oven. The heat should make the mat softish, so the twist should disappear.

You can raise the temperature of the oven up to 90 degrees with those synthetics.

It's worth a try before cutting on a twisted mat.

Best regards

René


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Thursday, September 1st 2005, 1:01pm

Hallo Freunde,

You see? There's an example of great, friendly and tolerant community. I've just asked a question and several great folks answer it in several hours.

Thank you ALL for those advices. I will try now to fix this problem and I will tell you if I succeded.

Thanks guys and good luck! ;)
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Thursday, September 1st 2005, 10:27pm

Hello Mindaugas,

nothing to thank for. That's the use of this forum .... exchange experiences and to share the pleasure of card modelling. So we help each other ... maybe the questioner once will help his assistant.

Best regards and keep on glueing

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Friday, September 2nd 2005, 10:57am

Hallo Freunde,

Thanks Thanks Thanks and Thanks again!!!! :D



Now I can normally cut those paper parts!

Thanks and good luck! ;)
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Friday, September 2nd 2005, 11:37am

Hallo,

Here how I did it:

First of all I tried a hot tap water. I filled the bath (just enough to submerge that mat) and kept that mat for several minutes. Then I dried it and put under books. After 10 mins it was cold and .. no result.

Then I boiled water up to 90 degrees of celsius and submerged it again. Then I dried it and put under books. After it was cold I saw, that he straightened a bit, but not fully.. so no result.

Then I saw that lowest setting of my oven is 140 degrees of celsius. Well, I thought that I will risk, that cut paper on twisted mat. I put it on roasting plate. It wasn't good because the protruded edges of cutting mat softened, while the area which was on roasting plate remained cold. Then I changed that roasting plate to grill and heated again. And then all mat softened and I was able to straighten it under the books.

Thats all. Thanks again!!! ;)
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Friday, September 2nd 2005, 12:39pm

Hello Mindaugas,

congratulations to your de-twisted cutting mat. I'm glad our try-and-error-hint had helped you.

Best regards

René


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