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    OK, some on-site engineering needed

    I've got about 3 sq. feet of gold/silver mylar:



    I peeled the sticker off....

    It is the outer wrap to a ham I grilled today...it's clean, in good condition, and I can't help thinking there's several dozens of bass and pike flies there...

    How can I slit this stuff down to what amounts to long strands of what would amount to tinsel? In a perfect world, I'd like to leave it uncut at one end both to keep it from becoming a useless mess in a bag, and to tie on as a collar so I don't have to mess around with individual strands...

    Past experiments have shown paper shredders don't get the job done...knives are not sharp enough.
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    Some help from another site....and this'll get it done until I can make a better version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Further North View Post
    Some help from another site....and this'll get it done until I can make a better version.

    You used it yet? It looks dangerous in the hands of a toddler or me. Tinsel from the flyshop might be safer.

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    Have you tried rolling into a log and cutting with sharp scissors??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Newton View Post
    You used it yet? It looks dangerous in the hands of a toddler or me. Tinsel from the flyshop might be safer.
    I already cut myself while I was making it......

    Tinsel from the flyshop doesn't allow me to A) Blow most of an evening on the project above, B) Recycle packaging into amazing, fish catching shiny things, or C) take pictures of home built contraptions and post them on the internet...
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    I recently saw a pair of 'shredding' scissors advertised, but my CRS is kicking in and I can't remember where. Anyway, it consisted of a set of scissors with multiple blades and might fill your needs.

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    Hmmmmm......

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    Better not be running with those babies.

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    You could put an...eye?...out....
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    How 'bout a straight edge, very careful folding , and a rotary wheel (for fabric cutting or paper)?? Just scooch the straight edge over for the exact width of mylar you want, and roll away!
    note of caution ... yes, these wheels are wonderful, but they are VERY sharp!
    Lord ... give me patience, and give it to me RIGHT NOW!!!!!

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