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Re: Flattening homemade steel backed plates

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  • Eric
    ... You can use a printmaker s burnisher in the same way, and they can be found at art supply stores, or from General Graphics, or manufacturers such as Lyons
    Message 1 of 22 , Mar 25 8:48 PM
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      --- In PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com, "alandye@..." <alandye@...> wrote:
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      > Tinsmiths or other metal workers (like rain gutter installers) have a tool that looks like a very small brayer but the roller is steel instead of rubber. The roller is only about 1 inch wide with a wood handle. They use this to flatten sheet metal after it has been cut and has a curled edge. They lay the sheet metal on a hard stone surface and then bray the edge down from the back side of the curl to flatten it.
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      You can use a printmaker's burnisher in the same way, and they can be found at art supply stores, or from General Graphics, or manufacturers such as Lyons or Muller.
      --Eric Holub, SF
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