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    My DH decided to take it upon himself and sharpen my scissors I use for everyday stuff. Well now I can't even cut water with them. I have tried everything, tin foil, sos pad, even made him take them back to the garage to do his thing with it. No results. I am at my wits end. Don't know what to do

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    oh no, that is not good, guess you need to lock up your scissors from hubby

    I am sure he was trying to help you but .....

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    Find someone who know how to sharpen scissors. Ask at your local barber shop or hair salon. They will probably know of someone. Or have DH buy you a new pair.

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    Go to walmart or suuch and buy a new pair of cheap scissors to use for everyday stuff Throw away when dull and buy new

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    Some sew shops do it. What the heck did he use?

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    Does your closest Joann Fabrics (or other fabric store?) have a "scissor guy" who comes in periodically to sharpen good scissors?

    And would you look at this - a Google ad for "Scissors Sharpened" just happened to appear above the reply box. :? "Hair styling scissors returned to factory new cutting condition."

    The phrase "hair styling" is actually in the ad.

    I hate tracking cookies. And google.

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    The owner of a quilt shop told me how she goes to a dollar store for scissors. They're sharp for awhile and then she can throw them away because they were so cheap.

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    My dad was a logger for many years. He was used to sharpening chain saw teeth. I reluctantly left my Ginghers with him, and when I got them back they were better than new. I turned around and gave him all of my kitchen knives, and OMG, what a difference! So, go find your self a logger. :-) :lol: :lol: :-D

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    I had my good Singer scissors sharpened at a sewing shop...and after that they were worse than before..took them back..they tried again...even worse...i think you have to know how to do it and this guy certainly didn't...I was told by the store that it was my scissors that were the problem??? they were good scissors..$40 over 35 years ago...i just let it go but I was really upset...it must not be that easy???

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    Give him the scissors to keep practicing on and go buy another pair. There are some quality sharp scissors now that do not cost very much. The package of Fiskars sold at Sam's Club in the office section, cut as good as my Ginghers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197
    My DH decided to take it upon himself and sharpen my scissors I use for everyday stuff. Well now I can't even cut water with them. I have tried everything, tin foil, sos pad, even made him take them back to the garage to do his thing with it. No results. I am at my wits end. Don't know what to do

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    Thank him for trying and point him toward the store!

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    We have scissor sharpeners at our local quilt shows. Maybe you can find one at a show near you. My husband knows to NEVER touch my sewing scissors.

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    Whatever you do-DON'T let him get a hold of your fabric scissors!

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    Give him the ruined pair and buy a new Fiscars for the everyday use.

    If it were my DH, he would also get the "IF you EVER lay your hand on my sewing scissors and ruin them, it will not matter, because they will be still be sharp enough for me to stab you." lol

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    hair scissors are NOT the same as regular scissors...you need to find a knife/scissor sharpener...

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    I bought a Fiskars scissor sharpener long time ago...it's a little gadget with a flint stone or something of that time inside it...I run my scissors thru it every month or so, and my scissors stay sharpened and working great. I've had the sharpener for at least 10 years...don't know if they still make them or not, but it was relatively cheap (less than $5) and has lasted a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugalfabrics
    I bought a Fiskars scissor sharpener long time ago...it's a little gadget with a flint stone or something of that time inside it...I run my scissors thru it every month or so, and my scissors stay sharpened and working great. I've had the sharpener for at least 10 years...don't know if they still make them or not, but it was relatively cheap (less than $5) and has lasted a long time.
    yes, they still make them.
    i also have one that it shaped like a "cause ribbon"..i use for my garden tools.

    a tavern/bar also has thier knives sharpened. we had a guy come pick ours up once a week. so they know someone that does them.

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    My DH did that many years ago, early in our marriage. He then bought me new scissors so I ended up with better scissors anyway. He never tried to sharpen them again-LOL.

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    I learned a very very long time ago when kids were in Jr High to label my scissors. Didn't matter where I would hide them, they seemed to find them for their school projects. I used a fat black perm. marker to write on the handles of those I could, and the blades on the others. Anything labeled 'paper' or 'kids' they could use. These were cheap scissors that I never used for fabric. Broke them of that habit, but I can still go into my 'older stashes' and find little corners or big chunks cut out of my fabric. Get upset at first, then I have to laugh! Some people's kids!

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    Sounds like a shopping trip is coming up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verna2197
    My DH decided to take it upon himself and sharpen my scissors I use for everyday stuff. Well now I can't even cut water with them. I have tried everything, tin foil, sos pad, even made him take them back to the garage to do his thing with it. No results. I am at my wits end. Don't know what to do

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    This exact thing happened to me this weekend. Good thing it was just everyday scissors not good fabric ones.

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    take him to the store to replace them.

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    since I don't use them for my sewing that is okay, I just walked over to his desk, opened his drawer and stole his scissors. Told him until mine could at least cut 1 piece of paper his scissors were mine.

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    i always send my Gingers back to the company for sharpening.

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    when my scissors get dull I get out a piece of sandpaper and cut a few pieces; sharpens them right up. My knife sharpener also has a scissor sharpener on it. But don't you just "love" it when our loved ones want to "help" to make it "easier" on us. Gotta love thier hearts though

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