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Offline tmark

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Cardboard Prep
« on: June 25, 2020, 02:02:55 AM »
This may be weird but does anyone prep their cardboard prior to using it? i.e.: cutting, gluing, etc.. Just the other day I noticed the corners of some of my 1mm sheets were becoming frayed. You know corner layers coming apart. So I just took some white glue and spread some between the layers and on the top faces and all was solid again. Does anyone else do something like this?  Just wondering, Mark

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Re: Cardboard Prep
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 08:57:14 AM »
I have found when scratch building, that, if I am cutting a narrow piece for whatever reason, the card can start to separate. Once in place, I put extra glue on the frayed area, but must admit, I never thought of putting glue on the frayed bit before using it for the scratch build.  :hmmm:
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Re: Cardboard Prep
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 09:38:38 AM »
I agree. Thin strips can fray, and curl, but then I rarely use card except for inner walls and for strengthening.
I guess it also depends on the type of card.
Never thought of using glue to seal edges.
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