Non-Skid Straightedge

Digital ImageMy magnesium straightedge is worth its $100 price tag. It is nice and straight and makes for neat cuts. It’s flat and holds tight to the cutting table. It won’t mark the wallpaper, like other metals will. BUT – it’s slick surface allows paper to slide, and that can mean a bad cut.

So – a little non-slip tape on the bottom edge is all that’s needed, to hold the guide and the paper in place. A fellow paperhanger friend in Knoxville, Tennessee, Bill Armstrong of Armstrong Wallcovering,, generously sent me this self-stick grip tape, which he got at his local Ace Hardware. It is working GREAT! Thank you, Bill!

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