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Nov 01, 2012, 03:49 PMsash
I want to make a cover/stand for my Kindle 3 and found a tutorial. Instructions say to use chip board. I have some foam board; do you think this would be okay to use. I don't know what chip board is; also said you could cut out old notebooks and i don't have any of those i would be willing to destroy. Thanks for your response.
Nov 01, 2012, 03:58 PMpatty j
I think chip board is really a type of wood. I would think it would make the project heavier than just using the foam. The foam might get dented easier, but would be much lighter. I bet just some heavier (corigated) card board would work too. Good Luck. Pat
Nov 01, 2012, 04:10 PMStarrySky
I thought chip board was heavy pressed cardboard, kinda like what you use for a picture mat?
I would go to an art supply store & have a look/see. Foam core board is probably thicker than chip board & that could mess up the sewing directions.
Nov 01, 2012, 04:30 PMTerryOH
I use plastic canvas. You can sew thru it and it is washable. It is something like $.59 for a notebook paper size.
Nov 01, 2012, 05:41 PMsewnso
chip board is another name for MDF board. It is very heavy and quite thick. If it were me I'd substitute....compressed cardboard. Not sure what it is called, officially, but you can purchas it in lumber stores. They know what I am talking about when I ask for it.
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Nov 01, 2012, 06:16 PMPurple Butterfly
Chip board is another name for cardboard. It actually comes in a couple of thicknesses. I know this because it was an item we carried in our family store. You can find it at Michaels or maybe Aaron Brothers. It is thinner than foamcore board. I think you could use foamcore but it would make the case bulkier.
You could even use a cereal box instead of chip board if you want it a tad thinner.
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Nov 01, 2012, 06:20 PMEvelynB
Chip board is at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. Foam board will crack and break. Chip board is harder. If you have legal pads you can put 2-3 of the backs together to get the stiffness you need.
Nov 01, 2012, 06:58 PMLumpy Tush
chipboard is just cardboard used in printing stores. You can get it probably at any office supply too.
Nov 01, 2012, 07:26 PMTcMay
Chip board means different items depending on the media it is being used for..Art vs. Construction. I know it as a compressed wood product used in building homes...learn something new everyday don't we.
Nov 01, 2012, 10:51 PMsash
Yes, we do May. And thanks everyone for your response. I think I will check out Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Thanks again.
Nov 01, 2012, 11:36 PMpaus4quilts
Believe it or not, chip board is also the heavy cardboard on the back of tablets.
Nov 01, 2012, 11:43 PMKeepYouInStitches
I'm thinking - no-no-no - chip board is a wood product! So I've learned that more than one thing is called chip board.
The chip board I know about is chips of wood that are glued/compressed into 4' x 8' sheets 1/2-5/8" thick and used in building construction. And yes...it is heavy! So I would not use it for the Kindle cover/stand (or in home construction! Only in a barn...)
And thinking on it...I have seen the cardboard-type stuff too...just did not know what it was called.
Don't we learn so much here?!
Nov 05, 2012, 09:58 AMsash
finally found this at hobby lobby in the scrap book supplies.
Nov 05, 2012, 10:24 AMthimble lady
My DD who is an expert scrapbooker says chipboard is what cereal boxes are made out of. But it looks like you have already found it.