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Is it possible to make a scissor-like hinge out of cardboard?

Small brass eyelets could be quite durable in this application. These are sold for card-making and scrapbooking and used to appear on certain kinds of office supplies in very similar applications. ...
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Is it possible to make a scissor-like hinge out of cardboard?

Brass fasteners can be used to connect two pieces of cardboard so that they rotate about the connected point. While the two prongs are sticking straight out, they are pushed through both pieces of ...
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What tool is available for protecting the box cutter and the surface of the table while using box cutter?

Cutting mats are avilable in a wide range of sizes. I have A4 and A5, but even A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm or 23.3 x 33.1 inches) aren't expensive at around £/$/€20. They provide a reasonably non-slip surface ...
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Covering business cards?

You can paint (spray paint if you want to be quick) all cards before gluing the paper. Black spray paint will make everything even and often only needs one coat, white spray paint often needs 2-3 ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

Glue stick doesn’t curl paper. You have to be careful what brand you chose, though (some just don’t stick well). Of the ones I know UHU stic would be a good choice – it’s quite strong.
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Making foil numbered digipak CD cases at home

If you do not require the thickness apparent in the provided image, you may be satisfied with laser foil, also called heat transfer foil. The laser aspect is somewhat misleading, as it uses a laser ...
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How can I cover a large posterboard with glitter?

If you want the poster to be solid glitter, not simply speckled, I would use a spray adhesive, which is best with large surfaces. It also will not add additional weight or bow the the poster like a ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

I just did this - I wanted to make thick business cards myself, but my printer won't print on any paper thicker than regular copy paper. So I printed my card template out on regular paper and then ...
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Decorate the inside of a tube?

Regardless of what you intend to decorate the inside of your tubes with, I think the solution is to apply the adhesive on the inside first and then decorate. I was looking at a way to get paint ...
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What is an easy way to waterproof large pieces of cardboard?

Waterproof paint for the flat parts, tape for the edges. Any kind of spreadable waterproof fluid will do for the large faces of the cardboard sheets. Paint or glue could both work, but paint is ...
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Which tool is most suitable for cutting thick cardboard with ease?

My preferred tool for heavy card is the classic Stanley 99 knife. The blade is slightly stiffer than those of the snap-off craft knives, and the metal handle is good and solid. If you do go for a ...
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Best material to make cardboard more durable

For your objective, spill-resistant and ding resistant, you're dealing with two parameters that could be combined. As noted in Bill Horvath's answer, the weight will be a factor. Cardboard for ...
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What home printer is capable of printing on board book pages

After about a week of scouring the web I found a forum that mentions using an HP Photosmart Pro B9180. This is a semi-pro printer. It has an option for a straight paper path and can print on items up ...
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What home printer is capable of printing on board book pages

You've not provided much in the way of your available equipment and skills, and the task you've set for yourself has substantial supporting requirements. A book press is top of the list. You can ...
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What material(s) I can use to make this kind "hard" waterproof board at home?

Deviating from previous suggestions into one that would require some extra legwork, but would avoid risk of fumes or burn injuries/damage, I'd suggest closed-cell PVC foamboard, frequently known by ...
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Is it possible to make a scissor-like hinge out of cardboard?

The answer for using brass fasteners is quite elegant and there are larger diameter plastic fasteners that work in a similar manner, but if you want "cheap and easy," consider the following: Cut two ...
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Thin, Flat, Rigid Sheets? (cheap)

How about a very thin acrylic sheet/plexiglass. It may not be as rigid as you need (being too thin), you have to check that for yourself. Also, plexiglass is not a very cheap material, generally ...
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Which tool is most suitable for cutting thick cardboard with ease?

Since Chris has properly covered our misplaced-answers from the comments, I will offer some high end solutions... Laser cutters, industrial strength vinyl cutters and picture-framing mat-cutters are ...
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How to support heavy weights when constructing chairs with cardboard?

You don't specify what kind of processing is permitted on the cardboard, if any, but if you have relatively free rein I'd recommend investigating papier mache - it has been used historically for ...
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Decorate the inside of a tube?

I bought a brush years ago that has a bend in the handle (about 45 degrees) that might work for toilet paper tubes (not long enough for paper towel tubes), but it'd be very, very difficult to use with ...
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Prevent repositional glue from sticking?

One thing that might work to reduce but not prevent sticking is sticker backing paper (waxed/plasticised). Unfortunately it's rather obvious, and not easy to attach because it's designed not to stick ...
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How can I cut a (reverse) waterdrop shape out of a cardstock perfectly?

If you have a makerspace in your area or a similar craft related activity/club, you may be able to gain use of a craft cutter such as the Silhouette Cameo or a Cricut product. Still associated with ...
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Building an elliptic paraboloid

Depending on the accuracy you require for your shape, you can certainly use cardboard to create the reflector. If you don't require it to be a reflector, it gets easier! Consider that the shape is a ...
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Borderless printing on DIN A6

If you're willing to print 2 cards on DIN A6 and cut the excess off, why don't you print even more cards on A4 and then cut them out? A4 is the standard paper format and there are tons of different ...
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What is an easy way to waterproof large pieces of cardboard?

Use a hot glue gun with clear glue to seal the side holes all the way around and then paint with a clear sealant.
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Decorate the inside of a tube?

I've successfully painted the inside of tubes by pulling sponges through them on strings. Saturating the sponge with slightly thinned paint worked best for me, but I needed a matte black finish and ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

Expensive but - how about spraymount? Might be worth using for such an expensive/important multi item project - where weighting every sheet as it dries is going to take you forevvver. I would try it ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

Try either an acrylic medium or PVA glue (like the kind for woodworking). After applying it to one or both sides and spreading it out VERY evenly, place the glued pieces between two layers of waxed ...
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What type of glue to stick paper on paper without curling?

YES paste is a glue often used in book-making, because it is more reliable and provides a higher-quality result. You can also dilute the glue to match the heaviness of the paper, which can greatly ...
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How to support heavy weights when constructing chairs with cardboard?

Look into the several cardboard stools which are commercially available. And read the limitations on those as far as weight is concerned. A google images search 'cardboard stool' will reveal many ...
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