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Lesson Plans

Re: Linoleum and Safety

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Karen Fish (
Tue, 12 May 1998 10:26:32 +0000

One thing I have used to make the process of lino cutting safer is a
cutting board/ holder.
You use thin pieces of wood and attach a (OH how I wish I could
sketch this it would be so much easier!!! ) a piece of wood to either
side. It ends up looking kind of like an "S". Each kid has a board,
it hooks to the edge of the desk and the lino block pushes against
the wood piece on the other side. I know this makes no sense, if you
want a drawing let me know and I'll try to fax it to you!
The other way is to keep chanting, like a mantra, hand behind the
blade, hand behind the blade, hand behind the blade! As was stated in
an earlier discussion on lino, warming the lino on a heater or with
an iron makes it much softer and lessens the chance of slipping and
cutting hands instead of lino.
Good luck