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Old 04-19-2019, 01:15 PM
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X-Acto Supplies Humor

Came across this on Facebook...
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:56 PM
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As they say for humor, timing is everything. Back in the 1950s, when X-Acto knives first became available, this picture gag would not have made any sense. That's because the new hobby knives were a great advance in safety. Before then, hobbyists had to use single-edge razor blades, which were far more prone to causing accidents. Even more dangerous were homemade knives -- you'd snap a double-edged razor blade in two, then fix half a blade onto some kind of handle. The control and cutting precision of an X-Acto knife with a US-made #11 blade had never existed before -- and has never been surpassed even today.
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:59 PM
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Came across this on Facebook...
That's funny, but I do keep a stack of bandaids on my workbench.

I wonder if I should keep a tourniquet handy for those moments when my razor knife falls into my lap. (I hate it when that happens.)
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I'm sorry to say that I'm old enough to remember the razor blades well. But I don't remember injuring myself any more then than I do now. Hmmmm.....
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:36 PM
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I'm working with sharp edged stainless steel sheets for most of recent 25 years and honestly I get more cuts at home with kitchen knifes and X-acto knifes than at work.Partly practice,partly my clumsiness.

I keep band-aids,gauze and bandages handy as a rule just like fire extinguisher,duct tape,two by fours and a hammer.Scouting while young does help.
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-- you'd snap a double-edged razor blade in two, then fix half a blade onto some kind of handle.
You were supposed to put it onto some kind of handle !!! .... now he tells me !!!


Of course you can still do this if you just happen to have a residual supply of high carbon steel blades. You can also apply the second diagonal snap that gives you a nice pointy tip to the blade
It just didn't work as well once the blade manufacturers moved on to chrome and other steel alloys; they bent before breaking.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:03 AM
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I recently saw a video where someone was cutting EVA Foam with a ceramic Stanley knife blade?!?
A quick Google tells me there are ceramic scalpel blades available.
So I was wondering if anyone had tried one yet?
I'm thinking they'd hold an edge much better than steel, but would also be rather brittle so you'd have to be extremely careful not to snap the tip off, which I tend to do.
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from a medical point of view, historically there are records of surgeries performed in ancient b/c era times using flint knives and instruments. some of these were tested by modern surgeons and found to be superior in some ways to the old #11 scalpels. ceramics are just a rehashing of old technologies.
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Back in the grad school days, I was working on a project, slipcasting Alumina. We could sure put a fantastic edge on the pieces. One of my fellow students made a Bowie knife that was truly a thing to behold. He had a dickens of a time getting a sheath to hold it, though. Last I talked to him, he had decided to just create a wall mount for it because it was just too dangerous to take anywhere
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