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Re-Purposing Other Materials for Diecast

I’m old. I’m an old graphic artist, so I have a drawer full of equipment that will never be used again because there are new fangled methods of doing things these days. For instance, when was the last time you used a rubber cement eraser?
So, I was rummaging around in said drawer recently and I came upon my old erasing shield. So I said to myself, “Self,” I said, “Weren’t you looking for some really thin metal that could be cut into parts for one of those cars you’re never going to finish?”
“Shut up!” I retorted, “I’ll finish every single one of them, you’ll see!”
This conversation went on for some time, as they frequently do, but when I came up for air, I stopped in Michaels and found you can still buy an eraser shield for $1.49, plus tax, your mileage may vary.

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That’s my old scratched up one on the right, and a bright new shiny one from Michaels on the left, with new & improved dashed line holes.
(In case you were wondering, one would place these over a section of a drawing that needed a correction, and you could erase through one of the shapes and not disturb nearby lines.)
Anyway, for very little money you can get a piece of thin stainless steel to cut into many pieces, some which may even work for you.

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