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Old 06-22-2017, 04:42 PM
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Re: cutting ampersand clayboard?

Originally Posted by Bertoni
I'm going to experiment cutting Claybord with a fine saw blade. Then a slightly ragged edge might not be a problem because it would be hidden by a mat if it's framed with glass or by the frame where the Claybord is inserted.
What do you think? It seems to make sense?? I'll see!

I use a carpenter's square and a utility knife, hold the square "square" to the board, and make several cuts with the utility knife until it is cut through, then use a fine grit sandpaper to smooth the edge. Repeat for any other cuts to make to get your required dimensions. Piece of cake!

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Old 06-23-2017, 01:23 AM
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Re: cutting ampersand clayboard?

My husband cuts mine with a table saw, very fine teeth. We don't use tape or anything and it comes out fine.
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:11 AM
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Re: cutting ampersand clayboard?

I use a scrollsaw and it works like a charm. No chipping etc. After I cut I use a mechanical sander to smooth and neaten the edges. There's no reason you can't hand sand the edges either, but I'd suggest laying the paper on the table, face up, and run the board edge along the sandpaper surface....makes for a neat, straight edge.
These cut edges are extremely porous so be sure to seal them well. (you will have to black them also, to cover the raw mason board.)
A hand fine saw would work well also. The small 'D' shaped jewellers or craft piercing saw. It will be essential for the teeth to point DOWN when sawing or you will be likely pull the ink/clay away from the surface.
I hope this helps.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:05 PM
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Re: cutting ampersand clayboard?

I cut it all the time. I use a table saw.
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