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    I have some plastic round and oval templates so if I need soemthing round or oval I can draw inside the shape and get it perfect.
    Imagine my delight when I thoughtthese could come in handy for a new project...but only to find they were just a little bit too small.

    So, Im after a plastic template for a circle 3.5cm in diameter.

    Please help as my makeshift cardboard handmade template combined with my awfully unsteady cutting is making my work look rather poor.
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  • #2
    Fiskars do one but I have no idea how expensive it is. What about an old fashioned protractor? Or the top of a glass - which I have used before!!
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    • #3
      A protractor reminded me of a good old fashioned compass.Cant believe I didnt think of that before(I can believe it really).

      hehe, Ive looked at every round opject I have, but nothing matches up, may have to move onto cotton reels.
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      • #4
        Thats what I meant - a compass, not a protractor!!!! Lack of sleep is getting to me.... Luckily hubby is due back from Edinburgh soon so I might be able to slope off to bed for an hour!
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        • #5
          I went compass shopping at the weekend, some compass sets were around £7,a single metal compass was about £2 and because im a cheapskate I thought, Im not paying that, Im sure i can get one cheaper.
          Low and behold I bought a plastic one for 89p.
          Low and behold it broke the first time I used it.I tightened the pencil twisty thing, that broke and doesnt hold the pencil and when trying to draw the circle its like a juddery circle with wobbly edges.

          Lesson 1-dont skrimp on important equipment.
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          • #6
            I just bought a posh compass and im about to use it.
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            • #7
              Hey how about the ultimate in cheapskate:-

              Pin/bluetack a piece of string to your surface to be cut, tie a pencil to the other end of the string (to the length of half your circle) and draw round in a circle.

              A bit of a crude compass but hey if you want to save the pennys lol
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              • #8
                Ive just found that the frames round the round bit of glass that I need the circular piece for, can be unscrewed and come off therefore I can draw round the bit of glass to hopefully get the right size.
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                • #9
                  I got fed up and finally found a place that sells the right size circle punch that I need.Hopefully no more jaggedy edges.
                  Thing is that the punch was £6.49, had to spend about an hour looking for something else i wanted to make it up to the minimum order of £10!!
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                  • #10
                    I've just been wandering round the lab for something round of the right size for my quilling project. I want to make an open circle of paper to the right size for the pattern (probably something utterly obscure) and have found that a glass 2 litre beaker just might do the trick - looks like I'll have to bring the quilling to work to get it done as I don't fancy the chances of getting the beaker home in one piece! I've looked at everything - plastic beakers, petri dishes, plastic bottles, filter funnels... good thing I work somewhere with lots of round objects!
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                    • #11
                      Hehe, I just used the inside of a role of sellotape.
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