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    Used to have a major problem when rotary cutting in my kitchen under the florescent lights. The glare coming off the rulers had me moving my head all around so I could see the measurement marks. Must have looked funny! It became such a nuisance that I got a can of Minwax Polyurethane Clear Satin spray and gave each ruler 2 thin coats. The difference is remarkable as you can see. I know Olfa now makes a frosted ruler but the frosting is on the bottom for gripping fabric and doesn't solve the glare.

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    Great idea!

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    Well, aren't you clever?

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    Thats a good idea!
    I cut and sew on my "kitchen" table that is in my "dining" room really just one long room half kitchen half eating area, anyways there is a light in both areas, I normally turn the light out over head in the dining room and use the kitchen ligh it doesn't glare but I do get weird looks from my husband when I turn one light out and the other on in an area I am not working!

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    Pretty ingenious!!!! They said the mother of invention was always necessity! :D

    Now go patent the idea (I am really being serious) and figure out what your going to do with your new found wealth!

    Billy

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    awesome, thanks for the tip

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    Well, I just put that on my shopping list. Thanks for the tip.

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    Wow, what a difference.

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    Great idea. What other tips do you have? :) :)

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    Wow, what a difference. I need to try that.

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