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Thread: worst use of sewing scissors

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    I want to get a new scissors-which makes me wonder where I can hide it. If I have mine laying out, it has gotten used for definately non-sewing tasks. The worst -I caught my adult daughter using it to cut branches on the lilac bushes.
    What was your worst usage?

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    That is worse than anything I have ever seen...

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    Mine always used to end up in the garage cutting wires, gaskets, whatever the guys needed to cut. I took hubby and sons shopping with me, made each of them buy me a different type of scissor and I did not pick out cheap ones either. After that, they left them alone.

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    I keep several pairs available and very visible on the sewing table. When someone is looking for scissors for any crazy reason, they can use them. The secret is that I don't tell them that it is ok. If I catch them with them I pretend they are using the good ones and I still make a big deal out of it, but the truth is that I couldn't care less. When I need my good ones I make sure no one is around, I get them out, use them and hide them again. I know they have been to the bathroom, the garage, even the car.

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    Wire puts small "nicks" in the blade making them no good for anything. Maride has a great idea you might want to try that.

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    I have some that were used to cut vinyl flooring. I will say though, it was not anyone in my family.

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    I told my hubby when I bought my Ginghers that they were not to be used by anyone but me. As the kids came along, I kept them put away but re-emphasized that they were for me only. Have never had a problem. In fact, hubby will not even get them for me!!!

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    My daughter was using the point to try to poke a hole in a tin can top. "But you only said not to cut paper with them"

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    Gave my DH all my old ones and anyothers I had, saved all the good ones for me. We made a trade off I didn't use his scrapers and he didn't go in the sewing room and use any scissors

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    to clean fish lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrappy happy
    to clean fish lol
    OMG! :roll:

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    My hubby took my little thread snips I was using while doing the binding on a quilt and proceeded to try to use them to CUT HIS TOENAILS!!!! I caught him before he could though!!! I just looked and said I don't think so!!! and got him the clippers!! Really!!! Could not believe it!!!

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    not only the scissors but my roter cutter gets used all of the time. real handy to cut things for tying flys with so my hubby thinks or his pictures that need a different size for a frame he has. lol he now has his own and it is a different color than mine. blessings to all ogama

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    My husband scissor-naps all the time, and by the time I track the scissors down, they are dull, dull, dull. I have a couple of pair that he is absolutely forbidden to touch - the others are the ones he's already ruined doing whatever he thought they might be useful for in the garage.

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    My husband needed to put a hole in a piece of poster board. I offered him my pointed embroidery scissors (just to make the hole, mind you). He refused saying 'I don't want to use your good scissors'. Bless him, he's a keeper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KGoodhand
    My hubby took my little thread snips I was using while doing the binding on a quilt and proceeded to try to use them to CUT HIS TOENAILS!!!! I caught him before he could though!!! I just looked and said I don't think so!!! and got him the clippers!! Really!!! Could not believe it!!!
    My baby brother did that with my mothers thread snips all the time! I wonder if she knew why they were so dull!!!

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    Shortly after I got my first pair of Ginghers, my husband used them for cutting carpet...which ruined the sharpness and the alignment...and he felt so bad that he did go buy me a new pair. He never did that again...and after that I was always sure to have plenty of scissors around that could be used for anything, and kept my Ginghers well out of sight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patchsamkim
    Shortly after I got my first pair of Ginghers, my husband used them for cutting carpet...which ruined the sharpness and the alignment...and he felt so bad that he did go buy me a new pair. He never did that again...and after that I was always sure to have plenty of scissors around that could be used for anything, and kept my Ginghers well out of sight.
    For a fee, Ginghers can go back to the company for alignment and sharpening.

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    I remember growing up and being told not to touch Mom's good sewing scissors. (I didn't) Now I know the importance of that.

    Of course, I tried that same rule but it didn't go over that well. I now have Fiskars with a chunk out from using them as wire cutter. I now have a nice pair of Ginghers that are hidden.

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    To cut fish and toenail? Yikes!! Funny too!:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Mine always used to end up in the garage cutting wires, gaskets, whatever the guys needed to cut. I took hubby and sons shopping with me, made each of them buy me a different type of scissor and I did not pick out cheap ones either. After that, they left them alone.
    I like this idea!! :twisted:

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    I keep mine well hidden! I lost one pair and when they came back I found out they had been used on plastic, wood, metal, styrofoam, and concrete! No one dares touch them now but I keep them hidden anyway!

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    My son (age 7) was caught just last month using my scissors to cut SANDPAPER!!!

    Yes he still lives with us :)

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    OH WHAT A LAUGH I HAVE HAD THIS MORNING. BLESS OUR HUSBANDS. MINE KNOWS TO NEVER----EVER---EVER USE MY SCISSORS. HE WOULD LOSE HIS RIGHT ARM IN A HURRY. BUT ONE TIME HE DID USE MY MUCH CHESISHED 50% COUPON TO JOANNS' FOR A SNICKER BAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ontheriver
    Mine always used to end up in the garage cutting wires, gaskets, whatever the guys needed to cut. I took hubby and sons shopping with me, made each of them buy me a different type of scissor and I did not pick out cheap ones either. After that, they left them alone.
    Cutting wire, linoleum, metal (the old Fiskars with the grey handles can cut through a coin). I've had my old Fiskars since 2000 and they're still cutting after all this has been said and done.

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