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« on: August 24, 2006 02:45:31 PM »

So I've been working on a stenciled/screen-printed corset as an art piece for a gallery show I have in a few months....and today I was trying not to murder people at work and stumbled upon fabulous office supplies begging to be part of my vision.

It finally dawned on me that the hanging files for filing cabinets have these metal strips along the top. Duh. And the folders themselves are nice and sturdy materials....boning and stencils anyone? The files DO come in varying widths (or varying lengths for boning) and different brands have different metal thicknesses for varying rigidity.

 So has anyone attempted anything like that before? I've heard of using filed hacksaw blades, so I was wondering if this might work as well....
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 06:54:47 PM »

Oo! Good idea, I never thought of that.  (Now I have to steal some office supplies) I think as long as you stitch up the ends of the casings so the metal doesn't poke through, they'd work great. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006 09:08:08 AM »

I do believe I'll be working on my project after ducking out early today! When I finish & take pics, I'll post 'em and let you know how it turned out!
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2006 10:44:57 AM »

make sure you can take them out for washing though or coat them in plastic (tool dip seems to work fairly well)

rust stains don't look so good...  Embarrassed

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2006 12:29:42 PM »

Ooh, I forgot about that! I'm thinking that tool dip stuff would work, guess I'm stopping by Home Depot on the way home!
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2006 12:44:06 PM »

after the first one you never forget again... (wry smile)

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2006 12:52:11 PM »

That is quite brilliant. One wonders what exactly the metal part is though....
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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2006 02:08:31 PM »

Arashala, thank you so much for your post!  I am in the process of collecting the things I need to make my first corset and this was a wonderful idea!  This is very helpful and now I'm happy Smiley  Very creative.
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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2006 03:10:55 PM »

That is quite brilliant. One wonders what exactly the metal part is though....

reinforcement of a stress point, and used to "hang" hanging files.

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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2006 04:35:51 PM »

So funny...I was just training someone at work today and we came across a couple of hanging files that were broken.  I replaced them and was pulling out the metal strips so I could put the paper in the recycling.  She was like "oh, do we keep those for something" (and yes, I work at a nonprofit) and I was like "not unless you can think of a use for them"....  and here it is.  Thanks, Craftster.
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