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Thread: Duh... (another satori)

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    Today I finally figured the correct way to cut with a rotary. Trim from the right (right hander) and cut, utilizing the ruler as a guide, from the left. The accuracy difference and the improvements were night and day.

    Danged if I won’t figure this out yet. One stitch at a time… slowly I turn step by step.
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    and figure it out...inch by inch!

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    OK, you can turn the cutting mat around to trim the other side, too. Your great star blocks make us forget that you have not been at this longer.

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    Um Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick here, so sorry for my 2 cents worth if I have. But just in case I haven't, what you describe sounds a tad risky. Cut away from your body where possable and when making horizontal cuts always keep the ruler between yourself and the blade. A simple guide I learned when using free arm saws, if you are crossing your arms to make the cut, you are putting yourself at risk. Not meaning to be a busybody just don't want you to be hurt.

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    Steve - Did you do the star in your avatar :?: Because if you did, it's hard to believe that someone who did a great job on that block is just learning how to use a rotary cutter. :lol: Just kidding :!: :!: :!: That star block looks great. Love the colors.

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    Yeah, I do all the avatars I put up snowb. ShellyQ, I still cut away from myself, though switching the fabric right to left was a problem. Thanks moonpi for the suggestion, I think I read that and just forgot to do it. :roll:

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    That's good to know Steve, after all we don't want anymore digits going up for auction round here :shock: :lol:

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