cutting micro-thin slate veneer?

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  • #11612

    Tahmi
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    Hello! I’m thinking of getting a Force, but wondered if anyone had tried cutting the micro-thin slate veneers with it. It’s very thin (1mm or so) slate with a fiberglass backing. It’s meant to be cut with shears or tin snips, so I thought maybe I could cut it with this machine. Here is a link to the type of veneer I’d be using in my new product line: http://www.interlam-design.com/micro-thin-slate.html.

    I’m leaning toward getting a force since I’ll also be using stiffened felt (which I’m sure can be cut with the force) in my new designs, and using a laser on felt creates such a stench! I’d much rather not have to deal with that smell and have one machine that can do it all. 🙂

    Thanks for any insights!

    #11658

    Sandy
    Moderator

    The best thing to do is have KNK USA test cut it for you in the shapes you plan to cut.  You can submit a sample using this address:

    Accugraphics Sales, Inc

    268 Semoran Commerce Pl

    Apopka, FL  32703

    Attn : Chad Youngblut

    Just put a brief note inside with your name and email address and Chad will be in touch. It’s probably a good idea to post back here after you’ve mailed it so that I can follow up with him.  Also, let us know what kinds of shapes you are interested in cutting and what sizing.

     

    #11696

    Tahmi
    Participant

    Thank you, I’ll take you up on your offer. I’ll post an update when I get it in the mail for you so you know when to expect it. (I stashed my samples in that proverbial “safe place” in my studio so I need to find them first – lol!) In the mean time, I did take advantage of your excellent holiday sale to get a Force for all the other things I know it’ll do. 🙂

    Tahmi

    #11704

    Sandy
    Moderator

    That’s great!  Congrats!

    #12041

    Tahmi
    Participant

    Hi Sandy!

    Just wanted to let you know I found the samples and I put one in the mail for you today. So it should be waiting for you when you get back from your holiday break.

    Thanks!

    #12568

    Tahmi
    Participant

    Hello again!

    I just got the slate back in the mail, the package was labeled as “insufficient address, unable to forward, return to sender”. This is the address I had on it:

    CHAD YOUNGBLUT
    ACCUGRAPHICS SALES, INC
    268 SEMORAN COMMERCE PL
    APOPKA FL 32703

    Can you verify that this address is correct? Thanks! Tahmi

    #12590

    Sandy
    Moderator

    Oh no!  My BIG BIG BIG  mistake!  It’s 231 Semoran Commerce Place (not 268).   I will gladly reimburse you for the cost of shipping.  Send me your Paypal address and the amount. I’m at smccauley45@cox.net.

    Again, I apologize for my oversight.

    #12601

    alex555
    Participant

    Hi Tahmi,

    I’m very interested to hear about your results with this material. I’ve had some success with cutting wood veneers, but with a lot of problems with blade breakage (making it questionably worth it). I considered trying thin stone or metal veneers, but was concerned that they’d pose even more blade problems

    Alex

    #12683

    Tahmi
    Participant

    Hi Sandy!

    Thanks for the corrected address. I’ve been a bit distracted with bronchitis for the past few days, but I hope to have that sample back in the mail for you tomorrow. And no worries about the shipping – I’m just grateful you guys are willing to have a go at this for me! And I’ll try to post results to keep you in the loop too, Alex.

    Thanks!

    Tahmi 🙂

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