How to cut a hole in the smart cover?

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  1. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    Wondering how to cut a small hole out of the smart cover?
    I am planning to buy a case wich snaps the smart cover to the back of the ipad. But i still want to make photographs and videos that way. So how do i cut a hole in it? :)
     
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  3. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Why not fold the 1st section of the Smart Cover back?
     
  4. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    because that isnt really comfortable and inituive.
     
  5. Maritan macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for something very similar, except I want to take videos. The Moshi Concerti folds in a way that allows you take videos. Seems like a good choice. The only reason that I haven't ordered it yet (if it is, in fact, available for ordering) is that I would prefer something more rugged for my purposes. The Concerti does not have a hard back.
     
  6. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    Step 1. Obtain some cobra blood
    Step 2. Apply drop of cobra blood where you want the hole
    Step 3. Get out your Honey Badger (assuming you already have this?)
    Step 4. Release Honey Badger on Smart Cover. He'll smack the crap out of that cover and chew a hole right through it. Works for polyurethane or leather, Honey Badger don't care.
     
  7. glen e macrumors 68030

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    Do you make bongs too?

    Lol
     
  8. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    Just saying it's a simpler solution. No research needed no tools needed.
     
  9. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    A cigar punch would work nicely. Put a dot of ink for reference where you want to punch through, place the cover on a soft backing (like a legal pad) and push straight through while rotating the punch slightly.
     
  10. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    will that give me a clean result and no ugly edges?
     
  11. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, if you're punching leather- and provided you use a sharp, new punch, and push straight through. I would tap with a hammer- one sharp tap straight through.

    As insurance you could put blue painter's tape (NOT regular masking tape) on both sides of the cut area before punching.

    Most cigar punches cut about 8 mm, which should be enough to avoid vignetting through the hole, but you might want to test this first with a cardboard mockup.
     
  12. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    Dremel tools and drill bits WILL create a jagged edge. The solution I posted will work.
     
  13. borgqueenx thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Youre talking aboutleather. I got the polylutherrane thingy whatever it is named:p
     
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    Find a print shop with a paper drill. Ask if they'll punch the hole. Paper drills use a hollow drill bit that will give you a nice clean hole.
     
  16. Jacooch, Mar 10, 2012
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    Just a thought, you might want to remove then ipad from the cover prior to punching a hole. Just saying, lol.
     
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