Beloit papermakers are among the most sought-after customers in the state, and they’re happy to share their expertise and ideas.
Here’s how to get started.
Make paper by hand.
The best paper is handmade and it’s easy to make, says owner John Ellinger.
“You need to have the right tools and tools are expensive.”
You can buy a few dozen papermakers at a time and work with them to make their paper.
There are so many different kinds of papermakers that it’s hard to pick a favorite, Ellingers says.
But it’s possible to work with a variety of machines.
“If you have an automatic tool that can cut, it’s not a bad choice,” he says.
Ellinges uses a machine he bought for $100 that has a hand-made tool blade and a cutter.
Make the paper by using a machine that can do both manual and automatic cutting.
There’s a wide range of machines that can be used to make paper, but Elling is one of the few who likes to use a machine called a hand mill.
Hand mills cut paper using a circular saw that cuts the paper at an angle.
When you run the saw over the paper, you cut through a tube that goes through a groove on the machine.
Elled’s hand mill has a circular cutter that cuts paper at a 30-degree angle.
Use a machine to cut a thick sheet of paper.
“My hand mill does a lot of things to paper,” Elling says.
He uses a mill that uses a cutting blade that can rip through 100-millimeter thick sheets of paper for about 20 seconds.
This is how a thick piece of paper would look like if it were cut by a handmill.
The thin paper would appear thin because it would be stretched and twisted.
Use the machine to make a flat sheet of graphite paper.
A flat sheet is the kind of paper that you can use to create a book, a bookcase, or a table.
ELLINGER’S WEB MAPS HOW TO GET STARTED: Papermakers are also known for using a hand or two to do the cutting.
But papermaking is also known as the “paper machine” because it’s used to cut sheets of graphitite.
The process of cutting graphite is called “graphite cutting.”
It’s the process of slicing the paper into strips and creating a smooth, flat surface.
Eller’s machine has a wide cutting blade and uses a tool that cuts graphite at a 90-degree, 45-degree cut.
Use an automatic machine to take a thin sheet of mat.
The mat is a piece of graphitic paper that is cut into strips that are folded into strips.
Then the mat is folded into a square and folded into an even number of strips.
The resulting mat is cut and folded in an automatic fashion.
Cut the sheet into squares.
You can cut a sheet of folded graphitic mat at a 45-degrees cut angle by using an automatic cutter that’s designed to cut at 45 degrees.
A hand mill can also make this type of mat at the same time.
This type of machine has an automatic cutting tool that takes a sharp, circular knife and cuts at an 45-point cut angle.
Cut a square of paper into squares and then fold the squares into an odd number of squares.
Fold a square into a single sheet.
This can be done with a hand saw or a circular cutting knife.
Cut two sheets of folded mat in the same manner.
Ellings hand mill will also cut folded mat squares, so you can cut the same mat twice.
The finished product is a thin strip of graphitized paper.
It’s usually about two-and-a-half inches wide and about four inches long.
Papermaking plays a large part in Elling’s business.
The company has grown to more than 400 employees since he started it in 2002.
It now employs about 1,000 people.
Elingers hand mill is a staple in the company.
The machines are also used to grind and clean paper.
In the summer, Eller will work a four-hour shift.
It can take a lot out of you, but it’s a job that pays a lot, ELLINGS says.
“It takes a lot to stay focused on the business.”
Take the time to learn the basics of papermaking.
The key to success, Elling says, is understanding the basics and the difference between hand mill and automatic machine.
“We have a machine, but you have to understand how it works to make your paper,” he said.
“That’s what makes us a great company.”
Use paper to make crafts.
Paper makes beautiful crafts, but the real magic comes when you make paper by hands, E