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    Very nice!

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubbs View Post
    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.
    I've had problems cutting sometimes if I don't press hard enough, and sometimes even when I do. I'll have to look for that sheet you mention when I do another cuben project.
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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.

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    Cuben as fabric or as a film?

    Think of it as fiber-reinforced film and not as fabric, and preferred ways of working with it come to mind first.

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    Nice

    Just got around to watching this. The possiblities of Cuben are awesome. Just wish it wasn't so darn expensive.

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    Does anyone know if this tape will bond silnylon?

    Edit: I was told it would not adhere to silnylon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zscott View Post
    Just got around to watching this. The possiblities of Cuben are awesome. Just wish it wasn't so darn expensive.
    No kidding it definitely makes you think twice about Cuben DIY projects.

    Sarge, thanks for the video, you've got me thinking about tackling a project like this, but first I'll have to put aside the a little bit of money for the materials.

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    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
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    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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