What kind of cutting boards do you guys use?

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  1. Mauiman

    Mauiman Member

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    Read the topic. I only have a kitchen table at my disposial and I have eaten through newspaper and have always feared that I would be cutting right down to the table and I don't really want to do that.

    So what do you guys use as a cutting board for the fine parts of the model?
  2. Mauiman

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  3. Padre

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    Yep, thats it. You can pick them up at any office supply or art store, Target, Walmart, etc.
  4. BARX2

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    I use a Fiskars self-healing cutting mat. It's supposed to be for cutting fabric with a rotary cutter, but it's perfect for card modeling with an X-acto knife. For the 12 inch by 18 inch size it's only about $10 and lasts just about forever.
  5. SCEtoAux

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    Yep, I use the Fiskars 12 x 18 cutting mat. A sticker on the back says "Use with Rotary Cutters and Hobby Knives. Durable, Self-Healing Suface"
    You can find them for a low price at various stores.

    Fiskars 12 x 18 Cutting Mat (The one pictured is actually a bigger mat that folds, but it gives you a general idea of what to look for.)
  6. Lex

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    With scissors, I never needed a cutting mat... :D
  7. RINGMASTER

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    Superglue never comes off your cutting board.
  8. CJTK1701

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    I use a mica table-top I picked up at "Hood's" for 99c.
  9. imcold

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    I just use a thick piece of cardboard.
  10. BARX2

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    Get some of this stuff. It gets Superglue (CA) off of your board, your hands, etc.

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  11. Mauiman

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    If only I knew about that solvent stuff. I would have had my hands saved from the monstrasoties of sore fingers. And every one who has contributed I do thank you all.
  12. leon

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    I use a piece of glass from an old picture frame. Just make sure your card does not slide when you are cutting.
  13. ZombieHunter

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    I have only been doing this a few weeks now but have just been using an old piece of wood. It's processed wood so it's soft and doesn't seem to harm my knife blade very much.