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« on: September 10, 2007 08:06:15 PM »

ok here is my attempt in making my own Yarn cutter for my Knitting and Crocheting Projects.

I use a regular craft blade that you use for those Box cutters and covered it with Polymer Clay. Let me know what you think.

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007 08:13:58 PM »

If there was a knitting/crocheting super villainess, she'd have that hanging on her utility belt!  I don't do either, but think that's really cool.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007 08:16:52 PM »

What a great idea! Never would have though of that myself!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007 08:18:41 PM »

wow, thats really neato. i think i will have to make something like that for me too.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 08:38:49 PM »

Great idea (and way better than the ones from the craft store that look like old lady gear.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2007 06:10:41 AM »

hey! that's pretty nifty Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007 06:15:52 AM »

Ohh .. what a great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007 06:17:51 AM »

Thanks you all. I had fun making it. I am thinking about maybe next time making one from a Rotary Cutter Blade that is round. This was just the first one I made to see if it would work. A Prototype if you want LOL.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007 07:58:37 AM »

Cool!... I just love using polymer clay for functional things; it's so versatile.  I like the way you've tried to put the blade areas into fairly inaccessible areas for safety too.

I've also made my own "coupon cutters" by embedding a small blade** almost completely inside a flattish clay "handle", leaving only a tiny tip of it sticking out (that's only a few pages of paper thick). 
So although the blades on mine are not retractable, they stick out so little that they're not a problem.  After baking, the cutter can be picked up and used to cut out coupons or articles from newspapers or magazines, etc., very quickly, and without cutting the pages beneath.

**can't remember now if I used small rectangular blades --prob. from an Xacto?-- and left one of its corners sticking out of the clay,
or if I used a pointed blade and left it's point sticking out.... the former, I think.


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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2007 07:36:14 AM »

That's pretty cool!
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