What do you use to trim your wooden dowels? I can't seem to get a smooth edge when I trim. . . there must be a better way!
I cut mine with a Leatherman tool and then rub the ends on sandpaper.
I have read on other sites but haven't actually tried it but it said to use a pencil trimmer so that it gives you a skewered end.I normally use a wire cutter for mine which never gives me the straight edge that I try for,seems to work ok.anyway.I'm sure someone else will have better advice for you.
I have used the pencil sharpener before, but only for the 'down' side. I'm trying to trim the 'up' side
I have had really good luck using dog nail trimmers - depending on the circumference of your dowel. I just thread the dowel through the trimmer, cut and remove. Sometimes there may be a jagged edge and I just use the trimmer to take it off. very, very quick!
Cakewalkky. . what a great idea! I think I'll try that!
me too! Thanks
I guess my cat's nail trimmer would work just as well. Great tip!!
Try a gardening pruner. I just bought one today on sale at Menards for $3.98 and it works great.
I use an xacto razor hand saw, which gives a fairly smooth cut, then I rub the ends on some fine sandpaper for good measure
This is what it looks like (the larger tool with the red handle)
I use a serrated knife and then rub the ends on my countertop.
I use garden pruning shears...they cut like butter!