The sheets I want to cut are 3" x 4" - I flatten out the copper best I can - as it comes from a roll
of 12" wide and I had just haphazardly cut a piece off at the studio cause it was so darn cold- but when marked up I actually had little waste
This sheet will make 21 pieces and I used a Square and marker to mark my pieces out first and square up the sides
the shear cuts the pieces cleanly and very quickly and without a lot of bending and crimping the metal which I will have to flatten out later
21 pieces cut and ready to be flattened a little more and cleaned up - one mistake I made was not cleaning the grease off the cutter before I started - it is suggested you clean off the shipping grease - but either way they have to cleaned anyway
I have to go get my steel blocks from the studio and sit and flatten them so that they are flat enough to take the stamps or the PnP - keep wondering if a rolling pin will do as well - the copper is so soft - I'll have to try that too
That last time I did this it took me forever just to do 5 and it was hard to cut and I cut my finger in the process - this time I was done after the marking process - in less than 5 minutes
although I did get a metal splinter.......