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« on: September 01, 2008 02:13:29 PM »

So long story short, hubby and I are moving. There is a huge shed in the back yard that hubby says is mine all mine! Cheesy  So of course its going to be the crafting lair. I am in the process of cleaning it up and I want to make the workbench it currently has into my fabric cutting table... I basically want to be able to cut ANYWHERE on this bench (it stretches the length of one wall).

So my question is, has anyone heard, or know of any sort of self healing spray... rubber spray, hell, even bar resin I could put down on the bench to make it so I can use a rotary cutter on it?

My first thought was the stuff for spray on truck bed liners but I figure I would make huge cuts in that stuff on top of its textured.

My next though is bar resin?? would it scratch/cut? Plus how exspensive would that be??

Any other ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008 07:18:09 PM »

I am using the rolls of corkboard for the one I am making myself.... They have them at places like Michael's or office supply houses.

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008 08:12:12 PM »

wouldn't the cork get cut by the rotary blade and eventually just start falling apart?? Let me know how it works for you!!

I'm trying out a product called Plasti-Dip right now. I bought the spray can just to try out but if it works it also comes in a can. I'd much rather do the can on the huge surface than the spray. It's taking FOREVER. But the surface thus far after 2 layers is nice and rubbery and resists my nail going through it. ::finger crossed:: for the rotary test.  Tongue

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