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    What Is This?

    A friend found this in a box of fabric that she bought from a garage sale. Neither of us could figure out what it is. Another friend thought that it might be something used for cropping photography? Any thoughts?
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    i think it would be used to cut a circle in the mat around a picture so that it can be framed
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i think it would be used to cut a circle in the mat around a picture so that it can be framed
    I completely agree.
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    It is. I have a mat cutter for scrapbooking.
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    It looks like it is used to cut cardboard mats for picture framing.
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    The box states that it cuts up to 20" circles. That's what I was wondering. My largest scrapbook is a 15" book. Are there larger ones out there? That's why my friend thought it would be for cutting photography mats for larger photography projects, but I wasn't sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps 150 View Post
    The box states that it cuts up to 20" circles. That's what I was wondering. My largest scrapbook is a 15" book. Are there larger ones out there? That's why my friend thought it would be for cutting photography mats for larger photography projects, but I wasn't sure.
    I think your friend is right. It's designed to cut circles and ovals out of matts, then the matts are used in frames with portraits under them. My MIL used to work in a frame shop and she used tools such as these.

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    Yes, it is for cutting mat boards for pictures. I have one that I don't think I've ever used!

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    According to Amazon it is:
    Logan Model 201 Oval and Circle Mat Cutter
    by Logan
    List Price: $63.95
    Price: $42.96

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    I have one It is used to cut a circle in the mat around a picture so that it can be framed
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i think it would be used to cut a circle in the mat around a picture so that it can be framed

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    The answer is in the title on the box. It is a circle mat cutter that is used to cut a circle in the cardboard mat that you put around photographs or pictures/ craft before you frame them.

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    Could it also be used for cutting fabric circles?

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    This is a mat cutter. It will make a nice beveled edge. This is a great find. Purchase some mat board and have fun.
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    It IS a circle cutter by Logan. It is used for cutting the matting for mounting pictures. I have a a Logan mat cutter that I use all the time to mount than frame pictures. It sur beats spending a small fortune to have a picture mounted. I love mine. If you are interested in giving or sellin it PLEASE contact me. I would love to habe it. I would put it to good use.

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    My sister has one of those and uses it for scrapbooking. She cuts the different size mats with it.

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    I knew it was a mat cutter, but I couldn't imagine cutting mats up to 20" for scrapbooking. That would be a really large scrapbook.

    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    The answer is in the title on the box. It is a circle mat cutter that is used to cut a circle in the cardboard mat that you put around photographs or pictures/ craft before you frame them.
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    It's a mat cutter for mats with picture frames.
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    Thanks for all the input! I don't think I'd ever use it, though, lol. I do photography, but just as a hobby and I never have anything framed that large. At least I know what it is, now.
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