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Re: plastergauze


From: Deborah Gilbert (dngart1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 05:36:19 PDT

> Considering what plaster gauze does to my scissors, what does it do to
> the
> paper cutter? What kind of paper cutter is it? Is it a guillotine?
>> I have 5th graders do face masks almost every year and I just take the
>> rolls, one at a time, and send them through the paper cutter. It
>> usually only takes me 5-10 minutes to cut enough for both 5th grade
>> classes. Of course, the sound of the blade coming down over and over,
>> invariably has curious onlookers coming in to see what is going on in
>> the art room *now*! ;^)
>> Deborah from Colorado

It's just a regular, old papercutter, but I liked the term guillotine -
that's what it sounds like when I'm chopping, chopping, chopping away,
on the morning of mask making. It doesn't dull the blade at all, in
fact, as Linda Woods noted, it almost seems to sharpen it!!