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cherryrose
« on: June 18, 2006 02:54:30 AM »

So I bought this eyelet setter recently:

http://www.makingmemories.com/products/tools/usetter.cfm

And I don't really know how to use it, what is the use of a cone tip and what are these inches 1/16", 1/8", 3/16", in centimetres?

I'd like to know how it all works,  ik says on the back that I should get an hole punch to, but aren't there other ways of making holes in the paper?
Thanks very much

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2006 09:57:55 PM »

And I don't really know how to use it, what is the use of a cone tip and what are these inches 1/16", 1/8", 3/16", in centimetres?

I'd like to know how it all works,  ik says on the back that I should get an hole punch to, but aren't there other ways of making holes in the paper?
Thanks very much
I have this exact same eyelet setter.
Cone tip: I have no idea what it's for.  I have one too, but I never use it.  Can anyone else chime in to solve this mystery?
Standard to Metric Conversions (these are rounded to 3 decimal places)
1/16" = 0.159cm
1/8" = 0.318 cm
3/16" = 0.476 cm
How it all works (If this doesn't make sense, let me know & I'll post a photo tutorial.):
1. You must punch a hole in your paper the size of the eyelet you plan to use.  So if you are doing a 1/8" eyelet, you need a 1/8" hole punch (I have a hand punch for this).  If you don't have a punch, you can "force" a hole by either using a sharp pencil or something pointy to poke a small hole in the paper then forcing the eyelet through, however, this can make your paper bend, crinkle, or rip.
2. Put the eyelet through the hole with the smooth rounded flat side against the front of the paper.
3. Turn the paper with the eyelet over to the back side.  You should see the back of the paper & the straight column/cylinder shaped back of the eyelet that sticks up.  You'll want to do this on a hard surface.  Make certain you put something underneath as well to prevent gouging your surface...I use either an eyelet setting mat (mine looks kind of like this, but green http://www.makingmemories.com/products/tools/settingmat.cfm) or a rotary mat.
4. Choose the tip for the eyelet setter that matches with your eyelet size.  If you are right handed hold the tool in your left and vice-versa.
5. Place the tip of the tool up on the end of the eyelet and make sure you are holding it very straight!  You will feel it when it is set in the eyelet correctly because it won't slide around (that doesn't make much sense...I know!).
6.  You'll need a hammer/hard rubber mallet for this step.  Holding the eyelet setter straight up and down on the eyelet, whack the end of the tool three - four times with the hammer.  This will set the eyelet.
7.  Remove the tool and you should see the end of the eyelet has now flattened out and fanned out.
Hope that helped.  I'll make a photo tutorial tonight and post it either tonight or tomorrow for you to make it clearer.
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cherryrose
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2006 03:39:12 AM »

Thank you so much! I think I get it now! So you think it would be better to buy a hole punch to? How much costs a hole punch, and a setting mat?
I can use any kind of hammer I guess, or are there special hammers to?
Thanks for your help!

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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2006 08:59:11 PM »

You're welcome.
I'm still working on my photo tutorial.  I'll get it up tomorrow maybe.
Anyway.
Hammer: No special hammer...I use the one that came with my tool kit that had screwdrivers, nails, tape measure, etc.  Just use one that you already have.
Hole Punch: Mine was only about $2 at Hobby Lobby...they don't cost much.
Setting Mat: My little one was (I think) $4.99 regular, but I got it on a half off sale at Hobby Lobby for $2.50.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2006 03:09:21 AM »

Were I  live there is no hobby lobby, but maybe I can get it for a good price at Ebay or something
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2006 02:13:15 PM »

Check some online shops too.  I'll look later tonight when I get home.
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2006 09:57:07 AM »

OMG!!!! I'm so glad someone posted on how to use these. I have one and I haven't been able to figure out how to use it. But now i know!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
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