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    sewing thread cutter ???

    I was at my sons house last night and his mother in law was there. She was looking at some of the pens that I made for him and suggested that I make sewing thread cutters.
    She went on to say that she belongs to a quilting guild and every month they have meetings where over 100 people attend and said that if I could make turned handles for them I would sell quite a few.
    I'm not sure what they are and if the cutter part is available anywhere. Any ideas or thoughts.

    My wife just said that it looked like a metal stick with a sharpened fork at the end.
    Last edited by Bob Gibson; 10-02-2010 at 01:44 PM.
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    Is this what your looking for?http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=15022 Dale Johnson has made these in the past and are quite kool

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    Bob I think she means seam ripper. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seam_ripper ).
    It does thread cutting but that is what it is called from the discription. (yes being a single dad for years and mending mine and the kids clothes I know what it is).
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    Over on the International Assoc of Penturners (IAP) forum there are quite a few being made lately. Search in the "Other Things We Make" threads.
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    bob, i had dale johnson make some for me and they work well and your wife is right the ladies love them..more handle than the little plastic one they have orignally.. as for the parts.. drop dale johnson a line and he can help you out..

    one thing i did hear though is to have at least one flat on them so they dont roll of there work tables
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    I think it's a great idea, Bob. As a veteran sewer (quilter) I suggest a hole in it and a cord or ribbon so you can wear it around your neck. (I'd for sure buy some).

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    I bought my rippers at Wal-Mart for I think .97 just pull them out of the plastic handle and install them in yours. Then you can use the clear cap if you want on the new handle too.
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    They sell really well to sewing clubs. I almost sell as many of those as I do bottle stoppers. I buy them from Wal-Mart, take of the plastic and put on my handle.
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    A flat side and a hole for hanging are great ideas.

    Thanks for all the input. Now will someone teach me how to turn ?
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