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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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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

You can get repositionable spray glue. 3M make it, for example, but there are cheap versions too. They're often used for mounting things like stencils. This would essentially turn your foam board into ...
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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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Paintable tape for joining paper or cardboard?

There's carton sealing tape that's basically kraft paper, or two layers of paper with embedded threads for extra strength, with glue on one side. You typically wet the glue to activate it. It's used ...
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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

Anti-slip tape They sell this in most hardware stores, it is used in stairs. The top side is not sticky, but provides good friction.
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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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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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How do I trace a visible shape from paper to black illustration board?

There is a technique used often during the renaissance that allowed artists to transfer their 'cartoons' (a full-size and often completed drawing of the composition) to walls or canvas (see here, for ...
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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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How can I make a presentation board rough or sticky?

If you want something in sheet form with more friction than Matt's felt suggestion, they sell sheets or rolls of rubber webbing that looks like netting or has a loosely woven appearance. Thin versions ...
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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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How do I trace a visible shape from paper to black illustration board?

I don't understand why you don't make a cardboard template. This seems like the most simple solution. Drawing with pencil on the board should be visible enough. If not, use it as a stencil by applying ...
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Paintable tape for joining paper or cardboard?

You might try a paper self-adhesive or gummed (water-activated) hinging tape. These are designed for framing applications, and tend to adhere well to paper; they're similar to the carton sealing tape ...
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Paintable tape for joining paper or cardboard?

Drywall tape is cheap and pretty permanent. It is designed to have drywall mud applied over it, but paint sticks to it as well.
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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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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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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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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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