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how to cut old dartsboard
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Hi, I saw on internet some guys cut in half a old dartsboard to make shelf or dartsboard holder.
The big problem is to cut sisal without any fiber go out and make a messy.

Do you have any idea?
For now I thinked to:
- remove metal spider
- cut sisal with a sharp knife
After I tried to cut a bottom of dartboard without jigsaw but all sisal went out!
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As all the sisal is packed together the moment you cut it's gonna release, only thing i can think of is maybe a hacksaw, cut so far & try glueing it some how as you go, maybe spray adhesive
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(11-02-2021, 04:49 PM)Crusher17 Wrote: As all the sisal is packed together the moment you cut it's gonna release, only thing i can think of is maybe a hacksaw, cut so far & try glueing it some how as you go, maybe spray adhesive
I'm thinking to divide sisal from wood and cut seperaly and glue together after the cut, but if think isn't possible...
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About 2 minutes in this lot cut a board open - obviously you would need to tidy it up once cut. If you do try it then remember to take off the number ring first!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWHhVvABLV8
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I think the sisal is under compression by the outer band of metal, so, probably no matter what you do, it will likely expand (Like Crusher said).

Saw a picture / post (somewhere or other) about someone who made a coffee table though, it looked kinda cool.

If i remember rightly, i think, they coated the board with fiber glass resin, to create a working surface and didnt cut it.

That might not work though if you cut the board in half, i guess it might do, if you can get the resin slightly runny and lay it on its back, so, it soaks into the sisal as it dries (it might actually bond it a bit, or, maybe some other kind of glue might, am not sure, what type though).

Think it will have to be good glue, to hold it all together, it may need some trial and error as well.

If you do manage to cut one in half, its probably worth trying to fit a band on the straight edge (i am guessing, as well) and attach it to the arched piece of original banding.

I suspect it might be quite difficult to do, but, might be worth while, if your determined enough.
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Might be an idea to cut from the back of the board first, then from the front.

Carefully mark a line so that it goes through the Bull.

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I recall a member, Jugger, trying to do this few years back and got so frustrated he either blew it apart or used it for bow practice.
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I imagine at best, it could be interesting !!!
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(11-02-2021, 05:08 PM)Phil D Wrote: I think the sisal is under compression by the outer band of metal, so, probably no matter what you do, it will likely expand (Like Crusher said).

Saw a picture / post (somewhere or other) about someone who made a coffee table though, it looked kinda cool.

If i remember rightly, i think, they coated the board with fiber glass resin, to create a working surface and didnt cut it.

That might not work though if you cut the board in half, i guess it might do, if you can get the resin slightly runny and lay it on its back, so, it soaks into the sisal as it dries (it might actually bond it a bit, or, maybe some other kind of glue might, am not sure, what type though).

Think it will have to be good glue, to hold it all together, it may need some trial and error as well.

If you do manage to cut one in half, its probably worth trying to fit a band on the straight edge (i am guessing, as well) and attach it to the arched piece of original banding.

I suspect it might be quite difficult to do, but, might be worth while, if your determined enough.

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(11-02-2021, 05:46 PM)ZoenHofland Wrote: Might be an idea to cut from the back of the board first, then from the front.

Carefully mark a line so that it goes through the Bull.

this is a good idea...but the back is really thin for my cercular saw...
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New idea, put the board in clamps so when it cuts it doesn't come apart, if you could get some thin metal strap/strips, slide them into the cut, have it long enough to screw one side to the outside of the board,, have it tight enough screw the other side, might keep everything together, maybe dont cut throught the back until you know
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Get two metal dividers, about 1/8 flat bar should do it. Sharpen one edge on both pieces. Hammer them down through the middle of the board leaving 1/8 between them and so they are flush with the top of the sisal. Make sure that they are hammered so the sharp edge goes into the backing board just a little. Turn the board over and cut with a circular saw or table saw set at the correct depth of the backer only. Your also going to have to cut the band, sounds tricky. Cross your fingers. Maybe attach the middle piece to the half ring with some sheet metal with epoxy or screws, or both so the sisal does not want to push the new metal edge over. Just a thought of how I'd do it.
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