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    What is the easiest way to cut 1/8" book board? My hand is killing me trying to use an Exacto. Help!
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    What is the easiest way to cut 1/8" book board? My hand is killing me trying to use an Exacto. Help!
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    can you use your paper trimmer? Keep going over the same cut and it'll cut fine.. yes, your blade will get dull but your hands should be fine, right? Just a thought.

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    Don't think the trimmer blade is long enough to cut deep enough to go all the way through. I mean this stuff is thick.
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    Can you buy one already made? You can find children's book boards at a thrift store and then alter it.
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    This is for a drop spine box. It's different than a board book.
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    O.k. so there's no "easy" way but I I did figure out to stand, hold the knife like you would cutting meat, not like a pencil, straight up & down and lots of pressure both on the knife and the metal ruler to keep it from moving. 10-15 hard strokes should get you through. After all this, I hope this turns out like it looks in the directions. LOL
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    I'd use a kitchen knife, lol. Or wait for hubby and use his razor knife.
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    Do you have a Dremmel drill? That does the trick.


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    Got this one done, but plan on doing it again. It is really neat. Never would have thought of the drill. Thanks. Now just need to find a source of paper that is 25 1/4" wide. My art store only had 24".
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