Posts Tagged: Tools of the Trade

One Tool Every Knife-Wielding Crafter Should Own

If you’re like me, you have a little box, maybe a jar with a slit cut in the lid, labeled “SHARPS” (that’s just an idea I got from the doctor’s office, maybe yours says “DANGER!!” or “THIS IS NOT A COOKIE JAR”). And inside you have all of those spent X-acto blades, Olfa blades, snap-off…read more

Lassco CR 20 Corner Rounder

After staying up late hawkishly watching an online auction for a Lassco Corner Rounder CR-20 , I was able to swoop in at the last minute (literally 45 seconds) and win it at the great price of $62! New, they retail for $150. The Corner Rounder does just what the name says – it can…read more

Rusty Blade

I use a lot of snap-off utility knife blades when cutting through paper and cardboard – I was surprised when I opened the latest package to find little crystalized patches of rust on the back of one of the blades. I think they look like cool cross sections of wood. Here\’s a good closeup of…read more

Japanese Hole Punch

See one of the tools of the trade – A Japanese screw punch handy for punching holes in paper, bookboard and leather.