Thursday, July 17, 2014

Waxing Your Dies

Hello Everyone!

As promised, on Facebook this afternoon, I  made a little video on how I wax my Sizzix Bigz dies.  When I cut chipboard sometimes the little pieces get stuck in the die. I then need to use a pick to remove the smaller pieces from the die.  However, if you have an old candle you can cut a lot of this pickin' problem out....

The video below shows what works for me...Simple candle wax.....


Oh my gosh!  I just watched the video (which I never do!) I can tell from my eyelids I woke up at 1:30 a.m. and then FINALLY fell asleep at 5:30ish and then the blasted alarm went off at 6:30!  Good Grief Gertrude! LOL!

Hope this helps someone!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

16 comments:

  1. Great tip! Thanks for the video!!

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  2. Nice tip! There are just certain dies that always get pieces stuck. Thanks! Get some rest!

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  3. great tip....just wondering if this will also work on sizzix other dies? and even cherrylynn?? I'll try it and I'll find out.... lol

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  4. Jim the Gentleman Genius Crafter. You'll have to change your blog name. <3

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  5. Great idea, I really hate trying to pick out those pieces from my dies that get stuck. Thanks for the tip.

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  6. Thanks Jim - gonna give that a try for sure!

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  7. Thanks for the tip, Jim! Can't tell you how many times I've had to "sit and pick" after die cutting!

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  8. Hey Jim, walked paper between the die and the piece to be cut will also work. Specially with the smaller more intricate dies. Thanks for sharing. Jess

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  9. Thanks for this tip! I have a couple of dies which give me trouble, this should fix it!!! Thanks again!!!

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  10. Great tip Jim - thank you! You need to get some sleep my friend! (Pot is calling the kettle black here)!

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  11. HEY! What a great tip! I've been sooooooooooo lax in visiting blogs. Kinda "blogged out." But I'm sure glad I saw something that drew me over here again.

    ~Big Hugs and Hi to Y'all!

    ~Linda

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  12. Thanks for the idea Jim!..and please get well soon!... besos a Cesar! and also kisses for you!....

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! Hope you get some sleep :)

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  14. Great tip! I definitely will give it a try.

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  15. You are one smart cookie! I will be trying this one out in the next few minutes! The die I have the most problem with is the Typewriter.. all those little keys.. SCREAM... If this works (which I have no doubt it will) they I will award you as my HERO of the year!

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