Joe gets to be my “guinea pig”. He is such a good subject to experiment on 😀
This particular project was Joe’s idea. He got very excited about the paper cutter and what all could be done with it.
You see, Joe is a Mechanical Engineer by training. He’s “Old School” with the drafting table, slide ruler, and pencil drafting. His son, Curtis, is “New School” using the computer aided drafting programs in his work. Joe’s concept is a “Field Book”. Something he can take with him as he goes around taking measurements of stuff he wants to build.
This book will require pages with graph paper. A place to begin his creations.
Joe also needs a section of the book to make notes on. Just regular lined paper.
Joe has requested his book be 6-1/2 inches by 9 inches. I have a ready supply of .22 thickness chipboard. This is thinner than the base chipboard on either one of the paper pads – graph paper or standard lined paper pad.
I have cut the front and back covers of his book using the new paper cutter.
Joe wants to have a divider in the book to separate the paper sections. I have some “tabbed” chipboard that is .50 thickness. Quite a bit thicker than the stuff I’m using for the covers.
Cutting the chipboard was easy using the new paper cutter. Next it was to see how well it would cut through an entire pad of paper. Cover, paper, and chipboard backing. The graph paper was first. The blade cut through that entire pad of graph paper as if it were just one piece of card stock.
Same for the standard lined pad. Just sliced right through all the paper and the chipboard backing.
This went so well. My Tonic Studios guillotine trimmer was a pain to use. I had to count out 5 sheets of paper. 7 at the most. Cut it to size then go on to the next 5 or 7 sheets. Cutting through the chipboard was not pretty with the Tonic Studios trimmer.
The covers and the tabbed divider are under my paper press drying right now. I’ll show them to you tomorrow. My paper press is wax paper layers to separate the drying items, a glass 12 inch by 16 inch heat resistant trivet, and the weight is my giant cast iron dutch oven. Works for me 😀
I get to play in my room today. July paperwork is in the bag! Tomorrow I start August. I should have that finished by Saturday.
Now we have some errands to run. I think I might have to go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels to find a Tim Holtz die for cutting tabs. That is if this project works