To clip or not to clip, part II: Gettin' clippy with it ...

I'm what you would call "impulsive". It's why I can't got to a convention and not buy a game, and also why my kill stacks of Panzers often wander away from their objectives, marching off to certain doom.

It also means once I get a bug up my ass, I'm likely to act on it.

So here's a picture of the jig I made by taking a dremel to the corner of an old CD case (stole the idea off BGG - thanks to the person that mentioned that here!).

Notice some of my clipped US air force counters from SPI's The Next War. They look a ton better then the unclipped four.

Going to set this monster game up Wednesday at a buddy's house ... and I'm 1/8th of the way through clipping all these little buggers.

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Comment by John Rainey on March 14, 2008 at 6:58am
Just made my first CD clip jig with my Dremel, great Idea. I'm also using it to clip The Next War. I'm bringing it to EXPO....
Comment by DReaper on March 5, 2008 at 9:21am
I use the same method.
The CD case plus nail clipper work flawlesly. :-]
Comment by Justin Rice on March 4, 2008 at 1:25pm
I'm cutting one at a time - didn't want to risk not having one perfectly lined up.

I did keep most of the CD tray in tact, though. So I hold it flat in my left hand and put a big pile of counters on it. Then I slide one counter into position - trim, rotate, trim, rotate, trim, rotate, trim - and then slide it on to the other end of the tray.

That's kept me from reaching in and out of the counter trays each time I go for the next piece.

Just about finished with the NATO counters ... looks like the Warsaw Pact stacks are a bit taller.
Comment by Carl Paradis on March 4, 2008 at 11:56am
Are you cutting on ecounter at a time, or do you stack them? I figure that you can stack at least 3 of them if you are using a really sharp blade.
Comment by Justin Rice on March 4, 2008 at 10:56am
Sorry for the confusion - and I hope no one has taken a dremel to their counters!

I used the dremel on the CD cover to cut off the corner. Still using nail clippers to work the counters.
Comment by Don Lazov on March 4, 2008 at 10:51am
So instead of using like fingernail clippers you just use a jig and a dremel?

Interesting, doesn't the dremel cut the cardboard to deep? Or does the jig prevent this?
Comment by Bryan Collars on March 4, 2008 at 8:08am
Justin, Welcome to the Dark Side! Bwahaahaa, Bwahaahaa.

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