What Do You Use To Cut Wooden Dowels??

Decorating By sweetbaker1019 Updated 31 Aug 2009 , 3:43am by HamSquad

sweetbaker1019 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 1:20am
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i was just curious what you guys used to cut wooden dowels. i got an exacto knife and it takes forever im looking for some kind of scissors does anybody know where i can get some?? also what do you use??

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sadsmile Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 1:34am
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Dog nail trimmers. Sharp curved blades on both sides of the scissors kind.

Jennifer1970 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 1:46am
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Pruning shears, like to trim rose bushes. Work great!

HamSquad Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 1:49am
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Originally Posted by Jennifer1970

Pruning shears, like to trim rose bushes. Work great!



I use pruning shears also, keep them in my cake kit box!
Hammy

onlymadaresane Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:00am
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Pruning Shears here! I was using scissors! How crazy was that!!

Jeff_Arnett Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:04am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetbaker1019

i was just curious what you guys used to cut wooden dowels. i got an exacto knife and it takes forever im looking for some kind of scissors does anybody know where i can get some?? also what do you use??




Pruning Shears all the way!

sweetbaker1019 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:07am
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thanks so much guys!! i cant believe i didnt think of that! lol geeze! icon_biggrin.gif im about to go to the store and buy them know lol!! thanks again!!

sadsmile Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:12am
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Oooo looks like I need to upgrade. icon_lol.gif Or just ditch the dowels and go straws.

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:29am
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AC Moore sells a dowel cutter in the woodcraft section. It runs about 10 bucks, and has an angle guide on it.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

tigerhawk83 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:29am
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My Dremel tool - easy, quick, and straight. I keep a couple of the cutting wheels with my cake tools so they stay clean - use them ONLY on cake dowels.

dinie Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:50am
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I use my kitchen shears.

selfconclusion12 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 2:51am
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I tired an exacto knife, and cut myself. Decided to use scissors and almost cut my finger off. Then said "DH!!! YOU DO THE DOWELS! IM DONE!!!" lol. Maybe I need to get what you all use!

diane Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by sadsmile

Dog nail trimmers. Sharp curved blades on both sides of the scissors kind.





now that's a great idea! i've wanted to know what others use...i think i'm going to try this...with a new dog nail trimmer of course! thumbs_up.gif

MrsNancyB1 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 5:44am
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A mini hacksaw....$6 at Lowes.

Ruth0209 Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 6:37am
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I use a hack saw, too.

leah_s Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 6:14pm
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Can I talk anyone out of using dowels?

sadsmile Posted 30 Aug 2009 , 6:41pm
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Yeah I think I will just order the straws already...LOL

leah_s Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 1:54am
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ummm . . . I meant can I talk you into SPS? I like a support system that foolproof.

yeastconfection Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 2:07am
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I use dog toe nail clippers to cut wooden dowels......just make sure you don't use them on the dog! And also never bring them on site when you deliver a cake.....everyone looks at you with a strange expression on their face....

HamSquad Posted 31 Aug 2009 , 3:43am
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Originally Posted by leah_s

ummm . . . I meant can I talk you into SPS? I like a support system that foolproof.



Yes Leah s you can talk me out of using wood dowel rods. I have use SPS, DIDN'T know you could pop that piece off the legs at the top. I learned something new from you. I will retry that system again. I've also used Coast cake tier system and cake jacks, the cake jacks are great, just too expensive. Thanks Leah s.
Hammy

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