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.
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
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.
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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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.
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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.