Hey, Sarge. I started trying to cut cuben on one of those cutting sheets, too. The problem I ran into was the wheel would start to press the material into the groove it created on the board. I had some 1/8" MDF type sheets with a slick side that you'd use for a wall covering to protect my dining table. I turned it over to the coarse back side and realized that it was wonderful for cutting cuben. I mean like butta'! It was amazing! Also, I definitely agree that it is great to have a partner help with cuben projects.
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I have been working with a few cuben projects over the last few months. I have found that a standard utility razor blade works best for me. I use the blade by itself most of the time.
Think of it as fiber-reinforced film and not as fabric, and preferred ways of working with it come to mind first.
Just got around to watching this. The possiblities of Cuben are awesome. Just wish it wasn't so darn expensive.
Does anyone know if this tape will bond silnylon?
Edit: I was told it would not adhere to silnylon.
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"As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement. For the Lord your God moves about in your camp..." Deuteronomy 23: 13,14
The best way to get started with Cuben is to make some no-sew stuff sacks. All you need is some Cuben and some two-sided tape, draw cord, cord lock and presto you're done.
Watch this video and you all be amazed how quick you can make a stuff sack.
Click here to see video
Thanks for the video, Sarge.
Ordered the material for a 9x10 tarp and expect it to arrive soon. Can't wait!
Just got a Fiskars cutting mat, 18x24, for this and other DIY projects. I appreciate hangnout's tip above about a razor. Discovered recently that a razor strop keeps a nice edge on them.
I'll try 3M VHB tape for the main ridgeline seam and Loctite plastic epoxy for reinforcements and tabs.
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