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BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby freyja13 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:42 pm

Hi guys and gals,

I am looking for your opinions onto the best tools to trim your tarot cards that you use?

I am new to trimming cards and have never done it before so any advice is very appreciated.

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Re: BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby firebirdflys » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:55 pm

Are saying you want to CUT them? Like along the edge??
I do not recommend this, why do you feel the need?
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BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby RosieMoonflower » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:56 pm

I'm assuming you mean to cut the trim off the cards. I've considered doing this. My cards are just a tad too long to shuffle well in my smaller hands, so I've wondered if taking the trim off would help, since I don't need the trim to understand the meaning of the card. I would assume you want to get a something to make perfect round corners. Not sure what to use to cut the cards sides off first. There are a lot of YouTube videos out there about this. I've watched them before but it's been a while. Do some searching and I'm sure you'll find some ideas.

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Re: BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby freyja13 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:37 pm

firebirdflys wrote:Are saying you want to CUT them? Like along the edge??
I do not recommend this, why do you feel the need?
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Yes, along the edge just so they can fit in my hands better when shuffling and with many oracle decks space can become an issue both in the space of the whole layout and the individual card, like I mentioned earlier, to shuffle in your hands.

I'm thinking of getting something called a Corner Cutter with adjustable sized 2mm, 5mm, etc...

Also, I am thinking about getting one of those professional cutters with the ruler lines on the left, and the cutter on the right.
I just can't remember the name of the word. It's on the tip of my tongue?
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Re: BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby lucylightbringer » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:27 am

http://www.bakerross.co.uk/swordfish-a3 ... 0wodob4HVQ
One of these freyja13 I just googled paper cutter :)
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Re: BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby freyja13 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:16 am

lucylightbringer wrote:http://www.bakerross.co.uk/swordfish-a3-edge-450-paper-trimmer?&mkwid=sbT8wMhEl_dm&pcrid=87437065697&kword=&match=&plid=&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=BR+%7C+UK+%7C+Shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=sbT8wMhEl%7Cpcrid%7C87437065697%7Cpkw%7C%7Cpmt%7C%7Cpdv%7Cm%7C&gclid=CO3UppuZstACFZEy0wodob4HVQ
One of these freyja13 I just googled paper cutter :)


Thank you so much.
Paper trimmer that's what it's called.
So I've decided to get the corner cutter and a paper trimmer. I will keep everyone updated on my little project once I receive my materials.
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Re: BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby Kassandra » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:19 pm

firebirdflys wrote:Are saying you want to CUT them? Like along the edge??
I do not recommend this, why do you feel the need?
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Agreed. They are made of several layers of paper compressed together, then sealed by a gloss finish that holds the layers together. Cutting into that will create frayed, fuzzy edges, actually making the cards harder to use (and not look so nice). But, do as you see fit, and let us know how it works out. :wink:



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Re: BEST tools to TRIM your Tarot Cards

Postby RosieMoonflower » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:25 pm

How did it go?? I'm so curious?!?

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