December 13, 2010

Tools of the Trade

TOTT 002

The second round of our weekly studio tool feature.

Tool:              OLFA Knife
Origin:           Home Depot
Price:             $11.99
Age:              2 years
Description:  Snap off blades reveal a fresh sharp blade each time, retractable blade for safety. Standard OLFA yellow colour. Made in Japan. It was once said that the inventor of the snapable blades took inspiration from chocolate bars brought to Japan by occupying American forces.

Use:        Daily. Often used with ruler to cut decal paper to size, used as a scraper to true edges and corners of cast pieces, used to cut a variety of studio products as well.

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