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« on: November 08, 2006 07:57:02 AM »

can it be done??

if so, how??

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2006 11:11:44 AM »

I have used an eggbeater - the electrc type, but if you have one with a handle it should work too if you have the endurance Smiley

You just need to soak the paper for ages, untl it's completely soaked, over night is best, then beat it all up.  Since a beater isn't as powerful as a blender, the paper does need to soak for a lot longer.

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2006 06:49:25 AM »

I've made paper pulp for papier-mach without a blender, and it should work fine for paper making too (just leave out the glue).

Rip up your paper as small as you care to, pour boiling water over it and leave it for a WEEK (just stick a cover on and hide it in a cupboard).  It might smell nasty when you open it again, but just pour off the water, add more hot and then microwave it a few times, beating it up well with a big fork between times.  Be careful not to scald yourself.  Once it cools it should be fine for paper-making, and if you add glue at that point, you will have pulp for papier-mach.

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