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cutting roof slate for painting

Posted by craftylinda (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 5, 06 at 17:26

I am looking for information in cutting roof slate for decorative painting. I have large peices of slate and would like to cut them and still get that natural look of the slate on the edge I have cutted. I have cut them with a tile cutter but have a straight edge. Any information would be apprecaiated. Thank U

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RE: cutting roof slate for painting

What about just breaking them? I think they are more interesting when they aren't quite square. I have a few that were broken and I dropped others and it worked okay! LOL I'm just sad that I'm almost out after having a HUGE stack the last 4 years :(

RE: cutting roof slate for painting

I've been painting on slate for over 20 years. I have had the best luck with a chisle (sp?) hammer and pliers. I crack the slate using the hammer and ch. then shape it with the pliers. I also use an antique hole puncher to make the holes for hanging. If you would like to see pictures of the slate, just e-mail me.
Good luck

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