I am currently trying to make a cylinder out of chipboard(the cardboard that notebooks are typically made out of). However, whenever I try to bend it, parts of the chipboard start to tear. How do I bend chipboard without tearing it apart?
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If you mist the cardboard with water and let it get a little damp, you should be able to bend it without it breaking apart. Once you have your cylinder formed, let it dry out. Exact time required and amount of water might be a bit tricky as not all cardboard will behave the same way.