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pootlepod Thu 12-May-05 22:32:01

Have been wondering about this for a while, does anyone know where the cheapest place to buy it? Is it really easy to use?

Yorkiegirl Thu 12-May-05 22:33:11

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pootlepod Thu 12-May-05 22:35:31

yes..trying to work out if it will save me money in the long run

Yorkiegirl Thu 12-May-05 22:37:24

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pootlepod Thu 12-May-05 22:40:07

That sounds very similar. Trying to see from the photos. Do you rate it?

Yorkiegirl Thu 12-May-05 22:40:35

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Dingle Fri 13-May-05 09:58:31

I have this

Got mine from the Paper Mill shop for about £16.99 from what I can remember. For simple folding, I use mine all the time. If you have a PaperMill near you, ask for a demo. It is marvelous, speeds up folding you own cards, and when you can buy your card for well under 10p a sheet, it will save you money in the long run.

There are several types, some are better at making boxes than other, but TBH I haven't tried that yet, so I can't comment!

Dingle Fri 13-May-05 10:01:04

stupid, stupid link!!

try here

That's better!

SoupDragon Fri 13-May-05 15:47:21

<<shuffles in to show ignorance>> Is this not just a bit of wood with some cunningly placed grooves on it and an edge to butt up against?

anorak Fri 13-May-05 15:51:39

Oh I like the look of that.

It's my birthday in July, have to put one of those on my list

That's if I don't get one at Bolton next Saturday.

Dingle Fri 13-May-05 15:53:22

Yes soupy, it is!! Disgusting price for a lump of wood with a few grooves in! But it's a very clever lump of wood!

pootlepod Fri 13-May-05 16:01:48

Thank you all I like the fact you can do some fancy cards with it. Do you think they sell it in Hobbycraft, I am off there newxt week and it will save on postage.

SoupDragon Fri 13-May-05 16:11:17

So, it's nothing that a dad with a router couldn't knock up out of an off-cut of MDF then...

Dingle Fri 13-May-05 16:12:58

Wouldn't let DH lose with his router but anyone with a bit of experience could make one up I am sure.

anorak Fri 13-May-05 16:13:51

Lead me to your dad soupy!

SoupDragon Fri 13-May-05 16:14:26

Blimey, I wouldn't let my DH anywhere near a router either but my dad is quite reliable Oh, except for the time he planed his fingertips off. And sliced a tendon in a finger on some glass... no, no, he's perfectly trustworthy with sharp implements.

pootlepod Fri 13-May-05 16:14:50

soupdragon, if your DH/dad can make one and beat £14.99 I'm sure they'll be a lot of takers.

(Why didn't I take more notice in CDT lessons in school?)

SoupDragon Fri 13-May-05 16:15:10

hehehe. Just need to work out where the lines go! I shall spend all evening folding bits of paper...

SoupDragon Fri 13-May-05 16:15:52

Surely it's patented or something though - couldn't sell them!

pootlepod Fri 13-May-05 16:18:34

I wouldn't tell

AuntyQuated Fri 13-May-05 16:24:30

i doubt very much whther you could make one so preise... when you fold your card each one is slightly 'out' by about .5mm so it can be opened easier, it is a very clever doo-dah.

however i don't think it is patenetd as mine has a sticker on the back saying 'patent pending'

TheOldDragon Fri 13-May-05 16:28:16

Ooooh, there's a challenge

AuntyQuated Sat 14-May-05 14:22:55

let me know how you get on

i could measure the spaces for you if it will help

SoupDragon Sat 14-May-05 16:54:46

That's OK I need to give it some thought... and let my dad's finger heal

Carolinett Sat 14-May-05 19:23:47

They're easy to make aslong as your dad has a piece of 1/4 or 1/2 inch thick MDF, a peice of 12 inch x 1 inch x 1/2 inch wood and a router.
Your dad will know all that

I made mine when I saw they were £15.00. I bought the accu-crease took the measurements, marked it out on the MDF then took the accu-crease back saying my sister had bought me one and got my money back. Naughty I now but you have to be crafty he he.
I used to do wood work before I started card making filled the house with Italian designed coffee tables then got fed up after making load for friends

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