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Thread: I had to rescue my rotary cutter

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    Super Member Tink's Mom's Avatar
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    This afternoon I went down to the basement, kinda curious of what my husband was doing...
    We had flooded a couple of weeks ago and our finished basement was a mess...I have replaced the rugs with a couple of bound rugs. The 1 had to be trimmed for the doorway to the bathroom.
    I came down the stairs to see my husband on his knees and my rotary cutter laying on the floor next to him...fortunately he didn't know how to "activate" the blade (his word).
    He just wanted to cut the carpeting with it :shock: :shock: :shock: I grabbed it and went back upstairs....he wasn't happy. Had to use a single edged razor.
    Neither was I.

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    Maybe he heard about all the quilters raiding harbor freight and snapping up the carpet cutter blades! :-D :-D He just wanted to affirm they could also be used for carpet! :-D :-D

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    Well, has your DH been going to Harbor Freight? They sell a rotary carpet cutter, the blades for them even fit our rotory cutters. So ya can't really blame him for trying to use yours! Especially if you have been buying those HF blades!! :D

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    Bread and water for dinner in the dog house for the next 3 days! The very nerve! :-D

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Bread and water for dinner in the dog house for the next 3 days! The very nerve! :-D

    Jan in VA
    Agreed. Must exact punishment....other wise, he may re offend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Bread and water for dinner in the dog house for the next 3 days! The very nerve! :-D

    Jan in VA
    Agreed. Must exact punishment....other wise, he may re offend!
    :thumbup: He won't forget! Quilting supplies is not to be touched!

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    OH SHAMEY SHAMEY! IN THE DOGHOUSE FOR YOU!

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    LOL. I started reading this to my DH and he stopped me and said "oh no he didn't grab her cutter...is he still alive?" Giggle. My DDs even tell their friends when they come in house. Dont touch Mom's scissors or rulers or cutters. EVER! I bet even Tink knows better than to even sniff them. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Bread and water for dinner in the dog house for the next 3 days! The very nerve! :-D

    Jan in VA
    Hahahahahahahaha :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Definitely a no-no. Glad you walked in before he figured it out.

    If mine had 'activated' it, it would have become his personal cutter - after an explosive tirade from me. Wouldn't happen because yellow-headed quilting pins mysteriously showed up in his workshop five years ago. That upset me enough to impress him not to borrow again.

    I would have looked on it as an opportunity to go shopping for another cutter.

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    Bad boy!!

    Get him a utility knife with lots of blades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingmama
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Bread and water for dinner in the dog house for the next 3 days! The very nerve! :-D

    Jan in VA
    Agreed. Must exact punishment....other wise, he may re offend!
    :thumbup: He won't forget! Quilting supplies is not to be touched!
    Why is is that all of our supplies, scissors, cutters and such are fair game for any project that comes along?? I am sure you have heard me say that my DH (loose term) used my new fabric scissors to cut off the grips of his golf clubs.....

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    Make him do all the housework for a week! That should make him think twice before he touches your quilting supplies again!

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    I would have shown him how to use it and not thought anything about it and bought another one. But I have more cutters then I need anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Well, has your DH been going to Harbor Freight? They sell a rotary carpet cutter, the blades for them even fit our rotory cutters. So ya can't really blame him for trying to use yours! Especially if you have been buying those HF blades!! :D
    I had made the mistake of going to Harbor Freight with him... :oops: but he knows better than to touch my scissors...I guess that I didn't group the cutter in with the scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furza Flyin
    LOL. I started reading this to my DH and he stopped me and said "oh no he didn't grab her cutter...is he still alive?" Giggle. My DDs even tell their friends when they come in house. Dont touch Mom's scissors or rulers or cutters. EVER! I bet even Tink knows better than to even sniff them. :)
    Tink does know better...She followed me down, and when she saw me get mad, she went under the chair...she knew that Daddy was BAD...

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    Well, I sentence DH to either going out for takeout for dinner or taking you out. Your choice, not his LOL :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Well, I sentence DH to either going out for takeout for dinner or taking you out. Your choice, not his LOL :D:D:D
    maybe tomorrow...we had a storm at dinner time...had polish sausage and mac n cheese :thumbdown:

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    DH is a plumber and he always says "the right tool for the job", so i have 5 sewing machines .(hehehe)...don't touch my rotary cutter, but never even look at my scissors. they are not for paper, they are not for bags, they are not for plastic. We have a standing joke. "USE THE CHICKEN SCISSORS" and he knows i mean it. You can buy them at the dollar store. You can ever groom the dog with them. and you can cut up chickens too!

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