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Szecsuanee
« on: February 01, 2008 07:01:27 AM »

Well, I just felt a sudden urge. I need a pair of giant scissors.
Like this (but not in pink):

I would need one that's "arms" (I don't know how to say it in English, the part you hold) could be moved.
Dear fellow craftsters, do you have an idea on how I could make one?
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008 07:32:32 AM »

If you're just going for the look (and not actual function), I would think you could do this easily with foam core board.  I was going to suggest posterboard or corrugated cardboard, but I think either of those would be too floppy.   

If you need it to actually cut, you could maybe insert razor blades along the proper edges of your scissors (or even tape them to the inside edge and paint over it). 
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008 09:53:18 AM »

agreed.
posterboard.
and- im not sure what to do to put them together-
on that large of a scale
maybe just fake it?
and make them...not functional.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 10:50:00 AM »

it's an awful drawing, but here's what i'm picturing:



cut the first two pieces out of cardboard or posterboard or something similar (thin and sturdy) and then attach the two together in the middle with a "butterfly tack"...

i honestly googled everything i could think of to describe the tack, to no avail. it's like a thumbtack, but instead of having one sturdy post, it has two thin metal posts that are bendable. you would put holes in the cardboard, then push the tack through and bend the posts to opposite sides, thus keeping the two pieces together, but with some room for them to move back&forth like scissors!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008 10:56:37 AM »

a "butterfly tack"...

i honestly googled everything i could think of to describe the tack, to no avail. it's like a thumbtack, but instead of having one sturdy post, it has two thin metal posts that are bendable.

i think their called "brads"     Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008 10:58:03 AM »

I'd call that a split-pin/brad/brass-fastener, if that's any help...
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008 11:21:38 AM »

Brads!  I'm pretty sure they are called brads.  At least they are in Canada.
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Szecsuanee
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008 12:43:45 PM »

Sorry, sorry, sorry for my bad English, but what is a posterboard?
I don't want to cut anything with it, but it would need to be really strong, and about 50-70 cm long.

I thought of paper mach, by the way, but I think that would be a terrible work to do...
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008 02:17:36 PM »

If you make these as large as those pink ones, a brad will be too small, I think.  I would suggest a nut and bolt.  You can get a "locking bolt" that won't unscrew when you use the scissors.  Hardware store (Ironmongers).
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008 06:10:17 PM »

Posterboard is really thick paper, basically, like cardstock, but larger (and thicker, maybe 3mm thick).   Foam core board is thicker still (maybe 3cm thick), and fairly stiff. There's a link for it here: http://www.misterart.com/store/view/001/group_id/1154/BIENFANG-Foam-Board.htm
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