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Old 07-09-2011, 07:25 PM
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This may seem a little strange, but I have a cutting mat that has warped a little and considering it's age, I would warp too. It is a 17x23, so I am trying to get a 12 or 13 square mat from the corner that isn't warped.

My question is how can I salvedge a portion of this mat? I would like to make a smaller mat that I could use in small places for small squares. How do I cut it?? There must be some way.

Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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Don't know how thick your cutting board is but have you tryed tin snips?
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Have you already flipped it over to use the other side???
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Gramie bj
Don't know how thick your cutting board is but have you tryed tin snips?
Never thought of them, will try that.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by LindaM
Have you already flipped it over to use the other side???
It is still warped, and I really want a smaller board, and am even thinking of making myself one that turns on a turntable, and would use this to try to make one. I live by the notion of, waste not, want not.
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the method reccomended to me was to get a box cutter and a metal straight edge and simply score it over & over til thru. hope this helps
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i used my husbands circular saw
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:52 PM
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I use fabric shears, the heavy duty ones.

My Olfa mat warped and could not be saved anymore, so cut it in half.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:56 PM
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I cut one down with heavy duty kitchen shears.
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How about setting it on a flat surface outside in the sun and let the heat soften it and then put large heavy books or a board the same size over it and let it cool. That should straighten out the warp. :-D
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