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dthornton

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I want to do a craft project with license plates, and need to cut them into the shape of their state. Any suggestions for cutting these? I don’t want to use a torch or heat; I want to keep the paint intact. Thanks!
 

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We do want to see when done. Better be good we are a picky bunch:trophy:
LOL. Neal, I WILL, but it’s gonna be a while. I’m still looking for a (reasonable priced) US map (like the wall maps we used to have in school) with well defined state outlines; about 3’ X 5’ in size (MOL). Any ideas? Not sure how good it will be, but I will do my best!
 

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A scroll saw with a metal cutting blade, from the reverse side.
Snoonyb, this sounds like a good idea, but why from the reverse side (and do I attach the blade “backwards”?). I have a scroll saw that uses the 6” pinned blades.
 

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The revers side is usually not painted, just plated.

Scroll saw blades are available in two configurations, those that push the material away from the shoe, and those that pull the material against the shoe, the latter is preferred.
 

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LOL. Neal, I WILL, but it’s gonna be a while. I’m still looking for a (reasonable priced) US map (like the wall maps we used to have in school) with well defined state outlines; about 3’ X 5’ in size (MOL). Any ideas? Not sure how good it will be, but I will do my best!
You can get any kind of blade for a scroll saw
https://www.google.ca/search?q=scroll+saw&rlz=1C1EODB_enCA585CA779&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZ0cL4odTZAhVK7GMKHZlvC5gQ_AUICigB&biw=1898&bih=950
 

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