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Thread: sharpening sissors

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    Super Member crkathleen's Avatar
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    When it's time to sharpen your quilting sissors do you take them to a professional knife sharpner?

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    he can probably do it, most fabric stores can recomend someone, my local Hancock's has a guy who comes in once a month and does them while you wait.

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    I'm always really nervous to have anyone with my special scissors. I found a local guy (in a town of 2500) that does it for $2.50. He does such a nice job that he even fixed uneven points from a previous disaster. But overall, I think that a resharpened pair is never quite as good as originally.

    When I was a senior in Highschool I got an award for being the top seamstress in home-ec. My teacher gave me a pair of Weiss thread snips, engraved with my name. They are more than just special. I even let the old guy I found do them, for the FIRST time ever.

    When I worked in the OR (operating room), there was a guy who came once a month to repair and sharpen surgical instruments. I could get him to do my sewing shears.

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    I plan to use the same guy my hairdresser uses. She depends on her scissors being sharp.

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    I never thought about contacting a salon for a sharpener. I've looked on the internet for a local place that does it and I can't find anyone. Thanks for the idea!
    I have 2 pair of ginghers that i've had since my second job (sewing at Vanity Fair). upteen years ago! They closed the plant and moved out of the country, I kept the sissors. haha

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    I used to work at a sawmill, and the guys who sharpen the blades did a great job of restoring my old pinking shears that got rusty.

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