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Ian Richard
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I've found plenty of ways to create good quality prototype components... and for the most part I'm set.

But I have a few projects that require round chits. I've cut out a handful by hand with scissors but that's a rather slow solution and it's lousy on my bad wrists.
My other solution has been sticking labels onto poker chips... but I can't but feel it's overkill.

Is there some sort of tool that can be used to cut out 1+ inch circles out of cardboard? Preferably something reasonably cheap?
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An arch punch.
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Ian Richard
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That'll do the trick.

Thanks.
 
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Arch punch is the way to go - arch punches hate me

Depending on the thickness of your cardboard, you might be able to use the punches used for scrapbooking. EK Tools makes an assortment of punches that I've had luck with (I've use 1/2" to 1 1/2") but not on anything thicker than your average poster board. Beyond this thickness and you really would need something with the quality of an arch punch.

Hobby Lobby carries them (and those 40% off coupons come in handy). Amazon also has a wide selection (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3D...)
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Ian Richard
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That actually looks pretty convenient. I'm high tempted to go that route... but I have this funny feeling I should just jump to the Arch Punch.

They'll probably hate me too, but at least I can be sure they'll make decent chits.

Oh heck... maybe I'll just get both. It's just good to know that I won't need to keep using those ugly and hard-to-make hand cut circles.
 
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http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/507240/making-circular-t...
 
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