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Thread: Jack and Jill Ripper (my two new seam rippers)

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    Jack and Jill Ripper (my two new seam rippers)

    I bought these seam rippers from Tracy at SewThankful.com (I love her store).

    They don't have handles, so I asked my husband to make me a couple. Here is the result.

    He took a 3/4" dowel, cut to about 2 3/4" inches drilled a small hole in one end for the seam ripper.
    Then he used some epoxy to hold it in place. Now I have two new rippers!
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    very nice.. your husband is very handy. thank you for sharing..
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    Those are some serious rippers!

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    My DH is a woodworker! Thanks for showing us the rippers.

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    Handy Hubby! Nice rippers!

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    They are like the surgical knives that I got from our Farm and Home store. They have a plastic handle and also a knife tip cover. Just be careful, they are really sharp.

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    Wonderful way to make them easier to use. Smart idea...nice hubby to make them for you.
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    Well done! They look lethal. DH went to use mine the other night. Told him to be careful. gave me this "I don't need to be told how to use them look. Or you talking to me? look." Next thing I know he's heading toward the first aid kit. Why won't they listen. Guess I don't have to tell him again, though.

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    My husband goes to gun shows and buys the surgeon knife that look like that. They come with replacement blades 5 for a dollar. They are the medical supplier guy.

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    Nice! I love those "scalpel" style seam rippers. I use a Havel's brand that has blades shaped like that and has a handle, but yours looks really nice and ergonomic! (Plus made with love by your DH, that makes them priceless!)

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    Your seam rippers look deadlier than rotary cutters! Oh, goodness. LOL. Yay for a handy hubby.

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    I feel the need to repeat--be very very careful with those blades. They are very sharp and can do a lot of damage if you aren't careful. Your DH did a great job on the handles.
    Sue

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    That's a great idea = I have that seam ripper also and it is okay if you only have to hold it a short while but it does tend to get hard to hold after a while. I have several rippers but those with the surgical blades are really great.

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    Hmmm..may have to look into those ! Thanks for the idea !
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    those are nice. wosh my dh was as handy as yours. you could sell them???
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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