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Old 02-25-2008, 07:58 AM   #1
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Hi Everyone
I'm new here & hope to make some great new friends.
I wanted to pass along a good idea my husband has come up with.
I told him about making my own wooden needles (from the knittinghelp site) because I like them better, plus it would be much cheaper then paying $10.00 & more for each set & he suggested cutting the dowels with dog nail clippers. It works great !!! Up to a size 10 dowel/needle can be cut with these. I just mark my cutting point & snip the dowel easy as anything. Make sure to get the clippers that have a round cutting edge & slide them onto the dowel where you want to make the cut & snip it right off. It's a nice clean cut.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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great!!!! thanks!
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:26 PM   #3
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I'd love to see a pic if you can....and welcome.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
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I'm not sure if you mean just a picture of the cutters or showing it actually doing the cutting ... actually I'm not sure if I know how to get it on the computer .. LOL
I'll give it a shot tho...
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LOL! I just meant the finished project, but...you could do a whole pic tutorial! Ya, know, since you're taking pix anyway!! :D
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Old 02-27-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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Clever. For the tip shaping you could always use a pencil sharpener.
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Hey! Welcome and thanks for the tip! I love the pup in your avatar!
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