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PostPosted: 04 Dec 2017, 06:13 
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Just got a couple of blades and rubbers and need to put them together. I have some Elmer's Rubber Cement at home but figured it would be easier to use the XVT Glue sheets so I got 10 of those on sale. Now, the question is, should I seal the blades with Minwax or not? I do plan to move the rubbers around, at least some of them. And how do you guys cut the rubbers? Xacto knife or scissors? I have some foam tape but still want to cut the rubbers nicely.


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Everyone will have their own methods. I don't know what Minwax is. I use a couple of coats of water based blade sealer. I only use glue sheets with ox pimples and then only if the base is particularly thin and flimsy. I use a retractable cutting knife on rubbers, breaking off a piece for each new sheet. Exacto knife or scalpel might be even better. I've seen others do a perfect job with scissors, I just don't seem to have the knack. I'm a lefty and I blame right handed scissors ;).

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I'm a lefty and I blame right handed scissors ;).


Yeah, but have you ever tried left handed scissors? I (another lefty) find that the contortions needed to use right handed scissors wreck you for using left handed scissors. In detail, to keep the blades together at the cutting edge on right handed scissors you must exert force in your grip of them in a cruel and unusual way that right handers can never understand. Then very much through force of habit the same death grip works antithetically for left handed scissors.

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