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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2016, 01:38:25 PM »
Now what can I do with it besides make stencils?

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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #31 on: July 29, 2016, 01:45:36 PM »
Ah you can burn your fingers! LOL. Make wooden business cards.  Cut out plywood art......
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« Reply #32 on: July 29, 2016, 01:48:14 PM »
and make 1 stencil for $120 maybe.

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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #33 on: July 29, 2016, 01:52:15 PM »
LOL.

Hopefully you will use it for more than just the one stencil!
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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #34 on: July 29, 2016, 01:58:15 PM »
Wall I talked to a antique slot dealer and he said if I could make stencils for the machine Im restoring he would buy some and others.

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« Reply #35 on: July 29, 2016, 03:51:54 PM »
Now that its ordered what do you suggest I use to cut stencils. I mean stencils I can stick on a surface and cut out the letters and symbols and paint through?

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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2016, 12:33:55 PM »
Just as an FYI to those looking to make stencils...

I just made some PCB stencils from Adhesive backed Kapton Sheets from Amazon.

This stuff worked really well for that and I'll probably use this stuff for other types of stencils as well.

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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2016, 01:42:10 PM »
I'm assuming you cut the stencil with the laser.
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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2016, 01:48:54 PM »
Correct :)

I didn't realize that it was adhesive backed but I kinda like it that way. I can cut a stencil for anything and then peel it off and stick it onto whatever I'm going to stencil. Over time the adhesive will stop working and then it will just be a normal stencil.

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« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2016, 02:40:32 PM »
I take you have not experienced any tearing of the stencil when peeling it off? I've used kapton tape quite a lot, and find that the smallest nick makes it easy to tear. Maybe the laser cutting fuses a border around the holes to prevent this?

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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2016, 02:50:40 PM »
I take you have not experienced any tearing of the stencil when peeling it off? I've used kapton tape quite a lot, and find that the smallest nick makes it easy to tear. Maybe the laser cutting fuses a border around the holes to prevent this?

Try the 4mil stuff it is pretty robust. Most is 2mil.
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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2016, 04:51:04 PM »
Ordered some. Do you think a solvent like acetone would remove the adhesive?
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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2016, 05:05:46 PM »
Most Likely acetone will do it. I clean the bed after removal with Isopropyl Alcohol. You may find the clear backing sheets useful too. They are nice and thick. Probably cannot cut them with the Laser.
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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2016, 05:57:59 PM »
Yeah, the stuff I got was 4mil and yeah I too think that the acetone would probably work well for removing the adhesive.

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Re: Cutting stencils
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2016, 06:22:01 PM »
Noticed that they also have 6mil.
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