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HELP! 
  1. How do you split a card and get one side to be the thicker one? Mine seem to be random. One even came out evenly split, equal thickness.
  2. ...because when I'm preparing a 3-flap card, that THIN one so easily tears at the top or bottom edge. Argh! Better if I could peel all face cards as the thicker side.

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Duke,
When you tap the corner on the table, the 3 layers will slightly split. The layer you want to use must be placed underneath, against the table. With the right tweezers, you pinch the middle and upper layers and pull them away a bit. The nail of your left first finger maintains the lower layer against the table.
Hope this is clear, as english is not my primary language....
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Get one of these: https://www.theperfectshuffle.com/Card%20Splitter%20Jig/

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HELP! 
  1. How do you split a card and get one side to be the thicker one? Mine seem to be random. One even came out evenly split, equal thickness.
  2. ...because when I'm preparing a 3-flap card, that THIN one so easily tears at the top or bottom edge. Argh! Better if I could peel all face cards as the thicker side.


Duke, when you split make sure you keep the bottom layer flat on the table. Continuously move your fingers into the split and never let the bottom layer rise. It will lower your tear rate substantially.

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Duke, you can also sand cards and get perfect results. No wrinkling whatsoever and no bent corners. For details, reach out to Gracie Morgan, who swears by the technique. It works.
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Thanks all, for ideas.

EVILDAN, The Irish Jig looks SO well made, but I'm not ready to invest in that tool right now. [thumb]

MARV and GILES, The tear I mentioned occurs after some assembly of the 3-flap card, because that one face card was the THIN side result of my splitting.

GILES, your English is fine and I understand what you suggested. [wave] I will begin using the right kind of tweezers.

Alright, back to more practicing for me!

(Off-topic, teasing the English language: Why is TWEEZERS plural? One tweezer? One pair? One scissor?)

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Hi Ray,

How do I access Gracie Morgan lectures, please?

 


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Hi Ray,

How do I access Gracie Morgan lectures, please?

 



PM Gracie here on TMF. I don't think she has lectured on the details per se, but she can probably get you started and offer some tips.
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Duke, you can also sand cards and get perfect results. No wrinkling whatsoever and no bent corners. For details, reach out to Gracie Morgan, who swears by the technique. It works.


I've never tried this, but I know it would work really well. And you would retain the original card finish.

Tom

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