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Old 10-20-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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I have some medium weight chipboard. I am wondering if anyone knows the sandwich combination or any tips I could use, to cut thin dies. My chipboard works great using the Big Dies (Sizzix), but I am looking for instructions on how to cut thin dies with my cuttlebug.

I did go on YouTube, and while there are plenty of videos showing how to cut Big Dies with chipboard on the cuttlebug, there are none at all, to show how to cut thin or wafer dies.
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……...I do have the Gemini Jr. I have not checked youtube, on how to run chipboard through the Gemini Jr. I think I'll do that right now.
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I just checked youtube. No luck. They have a video of running chipboard through the Gemini, but not the Gemini Jr. There is a difference between the two. I tired it, and it will cut but not all the way through - even with changing orientation and direction. I'll check google..
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Most thin dies won't cut chipboard. It's not the machine it's the dies.
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Most thin dies won't cut chipboard. It's not the machine it's the dies.
This. Medium weight chipboard is usually too thick for etched steel dies. The best work-around I've found is cutting thinner board like cereal cardboard, and gluing two or three layers together.
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Thanks for the feedback Iamvics and Embri. That does make sense! I appreciate the help.

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I just checked youtube. No luck. They have a video of running chipboard through the Gemini, but not the Gemini Jr. There is a difference between the two. I tired it, and it will cut but not all the way through - even with changing orientation and direction. I'll check google..

My understanding was they are the same other than size. You’ve read differently?

Ditto the multiple layers of thin chipboard (like cereal boxes or you can buy it) rather than medium weight. My Gem Junior happily cuts it.
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The size of the machine doesn't make a difference in this case - it's a physical impossibility with wafer thin dies. There isn't enough depth to the cutting - technically crushing if we're going to be accurate - edges to make it go through chipboard. No matter how much pressure you apply, a 1mm deep edge can only go through 1mm of material at most.
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The size of the machine doesn't make a difference in this case - it's a physical impossibility with wafer thin dies. There isn't enough depth to the cutting - technically crushing if we're going to be accurate - edges to make it go through chipboard. No matter how much pressure you apply, a 1mm deep edge can only go through 1mm of material at most.

Yes, I realize that - see my response about thin chipboard.

I was curious about the comment about the machines being different, nothing to do with chipboard.
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Hi Bjeans,

I think I assumed they were just different, since one was Jr., but I was wrong. Lord, I get all confused.

Thank you all, so much for your input here in this thread. Every time I ask a question, someone is always so kind, to help!

Much appreciated!

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Hi Bjeans,

I think I assumed they were just different, since one was Jr., but I was wrong. Lord, I get all confused.

Thank you all, so much for your input here in this thread. Every time I ask a question, someone is always so kind, to help!

Much appreciated!

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This morning I warmed our cat’s food in a saucer in the microwave, put the lid on the can, and brought the food to her in the bedroom (don’t ask). Except what I took was the can, and put the saucer in the frig. My confused beats your confused.

Junior Gemini is smaller than non-Junior Gemini but aside from that I thought they were the same. But it’s been a while since I read/watched videos, so thought you might have info about them being different. So I was just curious. Information junky.

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Yes, I realize that - see my response about thin chipboard.

I was curious about the comment about the machines being different, nothing to do with chipboard.

I didn't think you were unaware, it was more a general post towards the reason behind why chipboard + wafer thins don't work.
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bjeans, that's funny! I've caught myself almost putting my milk container in the cabinet! That is bad, especially when it's a half gallon! LOL

Noting wrong with being an "information junky!" I tend to be that way with ingredients on food packages. I'm terrible in that way.

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bjeans, that's funny! I've caught myself almost putting my milk container in the cabinet! That is bad, especially when it's a half gallon! LOL

Noting wrong with being an "information junky!" I tend to be that way with ingredients on food packages. I'm terrible in that way.

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A couple of weeks ago I cracked open an egg for french toast, and tossed the egg down the drain and was left holding the shells. There’s this momentary “what just happened?”

I’m sure we are thinking Grand Thoughts and Dreams at such times, right? Right??

And it’s great to focus on food package ingredients. I have sensitivities to some ingredients, so constantly scan the list, plus prefer, say, six ingredients instead of 24 with multi-syllabic names.

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That would be easy to do with an egg!

I try to stay away from GMOS, since I learned about them, several years ago. Plus, I've learned so much about "Frankenfood" and there is a lot of mess in our food! And the bad thing is, it tastes great, but then when I look at the ingredient list, I think, ewwwwwwww!

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Yes, 1/32nd food, the rest....?
Thank you for the egg understanding. Ms. diva cat was not as understanding. But at 17.5 years old she can be however she wants. As she was at 7 years old. And 7 months old...

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17.5 years old! You must be doing something right. I hope she has many more years. I think love has a lot to do with it!!
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Very OT!

Thank you. At 14 she had a kidney removed due to a very rare tumor. (We almost didn’t request a referral to a specialist since it was thought to be one of two common tumors that are not treatable.) Deciding whether to put a 14-year-old cat through a major surgery was very difficult. But it was with a wonderful surgeon I had come across before at the referral center, and as he said, she didn’t “present” as 14. Given that she’s 17.5, I guess we made the right decision. She has two health issues that are challenging since each requires a diet that makes the other worse, but good brains are on how to compromise. Meanwhile I tell her I’m grateful for her every day.

She is the last cat standing. We had a dog and three cats. But as one of our vets said, we were running a nursing home. Age happens.

Sorry for the OT ramble.
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No need to apologize. I enjoyed reading about your cat. I'm glad you decided to go with the surgery, when she was 14. I believe in the Rainbow Bridge, and I think ALL animals cross it, because God created it. That always gives me some peace, when I think about the dogs I've lost. If only love could keep them alive.
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