How about this?
How about this?
Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions.
The straight-edge with a deckle pattern may be the way to go. I'm also thinking I could take a "blank" straight-edge and grind the exact deckle pattern I have on some vintage photos. That shouldn't be too hard.
And if that doesn't give me the look I'm after, I'll reconsider the Fiskar shears, or the rotary cutters from the craft stores.
Amazon USA sell this that is cheap and ideal for small jobs http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003E6BCK4/...SIN=B003E6BCK4
On mine both the blade and the straight edge are contour cut. After looking at the pictures carefully I think I can safely say, it is identical to the one pictured.
This includes the splayed out corner mounts, mine is mounted onto a piece of timber.
One thing I have never noticed before, my moving blade is also in an arc, once again, identical looking as the picture.
Probably made by the same company and badged to whomever is re-selling, as one did back then and today as well.
Have you tried this link:
its a trimmer like this.
Gee, I was thinking it was something a mohel uses...
Deckle originate from the german word Deckel wich means cover or lid.
Seemingly in early papermaking the frame that held the paper pulp on the web was called Deckel too.
As paper pulp leaked under that frame, the uneven thin edge was called deckle edge.
From this a on-purpose sharp cut wavy edge got the name deckle edge too.
I saw a replacement deckle wheel for a paper cutter in my local Staples store. It was on the discontinued items table.