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x-rays 28 May 2008 21:25 #18831

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I think you're referring to silver nitrate. Not harmful at all. Know though, that x-rays are going the way of camera film, as they are now largely done digitally, and viewed by physicians on a computer screen. So it's back to milk cartons, I guess!
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28 May 2008 20:56 #18828

Girls, a friend of mine that used to work at a hospital told me she cleans the x-ray sheets with alcohol before using them to do templates. It seems it makes the dark goes off.

I've never tried, I'm too scared of it... but I like to use what they call 'bristol sheets' in France, I don't know the english name for that.

Those are like recipe cards but in a A4 size. It's wonderful to print the shape directly on that and cut.

Selmy
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30 Apr 2007 14:02 #4083

I have used the Solo plastic disposable plates to cut out templates. Very sturdy and easy to cut.
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29 Apr 2007 21:10 #4073

I've used the plastic from milk jugs.
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Thanks 23 Mar 2007 12:08 #2418

shirmoor wrote:
Hi y'all. When I read this about the x-ray films, it reminded me of something I want to pass along, for what it's worth. A few months ago I read somewhere that these x-ray slides/films, even the unused ones, have a chemical in them that could cause some kind of problem. I'm sorry to be so vague about details, but thought I'd mention it, n the event you want to check it out further. Have a great day!

Hey Thanks. When I first started using this X-ray film I thought of that so when I use them I wash my hands - really well - both before and after I use it. I also wash my quilt tops after I piece them together and before I build my sandwich for finishing my quilt. That way I feel I'm pretty safe from whatever is on those films. After all, those X-ray Technicians handle these films all day long, usually 5 days a week and they seem to be fine. Thank-you for reminding me of something I forgot to mention in my post.
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Kip
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23 Mar 2007 09:32 #2409

Hi y'all. When I read this about the x-ray films, it reminded me of something I want to pass along, for what it's worth. A few months ago I read somewhere that these x-ray slides/films, even the unused ones, have a chemical in them that could cause some kind of problem. I'm sorry to be so vague about details, but thought I'd mention it, in the event you want to check it out further. Have a great day!
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22 Mar 2007 16:39 #2369

great idea kip, I'll have to check into that one
TTFN, Linda
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CHOICES FOR MAKING TEMPLATES 22 Mar 2007 13:50 #2360

Hi All,
We all have made our own templates, from paper to lucite - SO, anyone got some unique products to use for those templates we just HAVE to have but can never find in the store???

I've tried the plastic Bacon trays and they're fine, once you get the greese off of them, but they're really small, so....

My favorite - and it's FREE - is to go to the local X-ray place (ours in Phoenix, AZ. is Valley Radiologists) and ask them for their "throw away" x-rays. Sometimes I get some REALLY cool sheets that are clear and once I got a stack of red sheets that were about 10 inches square. (Most are about 17 X 14 inches in size.) It cuts up great, it's sturdy, it's a great size, you can write on it with either a pen or marker and it's FREE! :P
Kip
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