How Do I Cut & Sharpen Wooden Dowels?

Decorating By MomLittr Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 5:53pm by beachcakes

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MomLittr Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 10:47am
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What is your most successful way of cutting dowels neatly, and what do you use to sharpen them to pound thru cake boards? Do you use a knife and whittle away, or do you have a "dedicated" pencil sharpener. I was not very successful in working with dowels my last shot, and need to do an extra good job this week with them. Thanks for your advice!

deb

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mgigglin Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 10:50am
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I use a rose pruner that cuts straight across and then I also have a dedicated pencil sharpener. But I must also add that I do use the fat bubble straws, too. Those take normal scissors. icon_lol.gif


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disneynutbsv Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 11:16am
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I haven't done a stacked cake yet, but I was wondering what is the purpose for sharpening dowels? Thanks!! icon_biggrin.gif

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plbennett_8 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 11:17am
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I use a small size pipe cutter from Home Depot, and a pencil sharpener... icon_smile.gif

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Pat

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Limpy Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 11:36am
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I learned from a master cake decorator to use a dedicated pencil sharpener to sharpen & to cut she uses a dedicated dogs toe nail clipper. Cuts cleanly,sharply & no splinters. Who knew?

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MomLittr Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 1:32pm
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Thank you all for your suggestions..................if anyone ever looked in our "cake" tool boxes they would be surprised to what they find.......dog clippers, who would think? LOL!!!!

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beachcakes Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:53pm
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I have a cutter I got from Sears. I think it's called a Robocutter. It cuts through the plastic dowels very easily too! I have a dedicated pencil sharpener for dowels. I have all boys at home, so my cake stuff is pink. No one wants to take my pink pencil sharpener! icon_wink.gif

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