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268521 Michael Filler 2019‑05‑15 Subject: Re: Ellipsograph
The mat cutter is made by Logan, and I have one, works a treat.
Michael Filler


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268522 Nichael Cramer <nichael@s...> 2019‑05‑15 Re: Subject: Re: Ellipsograph
Michael Filler via OldTools wrote:
>The mat cutter is made by Logan, and I have one, works a treat.
>Michael Filler

Following Michael's pointer, here's a "how-to-use" video
for their Oval/Circle mat-cutter on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/wa
tch?v=K1YMUfwEmSk

(Granted, this is not strictly OT-ish, but 1] neither is it
tailed and 2] it _does_ have a high gizmocity factor.)

Nichael
268523 Nichael Cramer <nichael@s...> 2019‑05‑15 Re: Subject: Re: Ellipsograph
At 05:25 PM 5/15/2019, Nichael Cramer wrote:
>  Michael Filler via OldTools wrote:
>>The mat cutter is made by Logan, and I have one, works a treat.
>>Michael Filler
>
>Following Michael's pointer, here's a "how-to-use" video
>for their Oval/Circle mat-cutter on YouTube.
>https://www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=K1YMUfwEmSk
>
>(Granted, this is not strictly OT-ish, but 1] neither is it
>tailed and 2] it _does_ have a high gizmocity factor.)
>
>Nichael

[P.S. I'm particularly impressed by how it manages
to maintain the angle of the bevel in so seeemingly
a simple manner --N]
268524 Kirk Eppler 2019‑05‑15 Re: Subject: Re: Ellipsograph
On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 2:07 PM Michael Filler via OldTools <
oldtools@s...> wrote:

> The mat cutter is made by Logan, and I have one, works a treat.
>
>
Yes, but where is the elegance factor.  The brass, the cherry?

While theirs is probably more "ready for the masses", and inexpensive, I
still prefer Bill's.


-- 
Kirk Eppler in HMB, CA, trying to make Vintage Tools at work work (2001
vintage electronics) in a tightly regulated W10 environment.
268525 Peter Marquis-Kyle <peter@m...> 2019‑05‑15 Re: Subject: Re: Ellipsograph
On 16/05/2019 7:25 am, Nichael Cramer wrote:
>   Michael Filler via OldTools wrote:
>> The mat cutter is made by Logan, and I have one, works a treat.
>> Michael Filler
> 
> Following Michael's pointer, here's a "how-to-use" video
> for their Oval/Circle mat-cutter on YouTube.
> > https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?v=K1YMUfwEmSk
> 
> (Granted, this is not strictly OT-ish, but 1] neither is it
> tailed and 2] it _does_ have a high gizmocity factor.)

And I admire the way the video clearly explains how to use the gizmo, 
without a rambling intro or gratuitous musical soundtrack...

-- 

Peter Marquis-Kyle
268532 Michael Blair <branson2@s...> 2019‑05‑16 Re: Subject: Re: Ellipsograph
Wish I could find a photo of the one that was in the back room of the
art and framing store -- a much different machine.  Very high gizmocity!
 It was permanently affixed to board, had a bunch of gears, and quite a
bunch of cast iron.  Cranking the handle on it drove a knife around the
oval.  It took several turns as the knife lowered into the mat board
with each turn.  The mat board was slipped into the machine, which was
around two feet wide.  I last saw it 50 years ago, so details are a bit
fuzzy.  It looked very Victorian. 

Nice video Peter. Thanks. 

Mike in Woodland

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