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Safety-Kut from Nasco


From: Jacqueline Smith (jsmith_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 27 2003 - 15:09:42 PDT

the safety-kut stuff from nasco is much firmer than soft cut, and thicker, too, but still easier to cut than lino. I tried the soft cut once and my students nearly killed me! They wanted the other stuff back that they had learned on!
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jayna Huffines
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 4:43 PM
  Subject: Re: softcut vs. linoleum block

  I'm torn when it comes to softcut vs linoleum. I know softcut is safer, but I don't like the way it stretches when you hold one end and carve on the other, you know? The kids complain about that.

  Bunki Kramer <> wrote:
    from: Bunki Kramer (
    Los Cerros Middle School
    968 Blemer Road
    Danville, CA 94526


      Nasco has "Soft-Cut" , really great stuff, but not an accepted material for Speedball contests. They insist on Linolium block. ( Hate it) Too many accidents.
      Patti in Fl. ---

      Really?! Could they tell the difference if you used softcut instead of lino block? After using softcut, I wouldn't WANT to use anything else. Can't understand why it would make a diff. to them as it's the SAME technique and you can do really fine work with it and the product looks the same to me. I think I'll probably never go back to lino ever again. I teach mid. school and besides the pitfalls of lino and cutters, there is the time element. Softcut is way faster. Toodles.....Bunki

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