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December 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm #11612
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!December 9, 2016 at 6:18 pm #11658
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.December 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm #11696
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. 🙂
TahmiDecember 13, 2016 at 12:56 pm #11704
That’s great! Congrats!December 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm #12041
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!January 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm #12568
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:
ACCUGRAPHICS SALES, INC
268 SEMORAN COMMERCE PL
APOPKA FL 32703
Can you verify that this address is correct? Thanks! TahmiJanuary 20, 2017 at 5:43 pm #12590
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, I apologize for my oversight.January 21, 2017 at 5:31 pm #12601
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
AlexJanuary 25, 2017 at 5:52 pm #12683
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.
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