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Thread: Worst way you've seen your good sewing scissors mistreated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    My scissors are covered in wax - my son used them to cut the plastic wrap off a smelly wax tart (soft wax even) --
    he is not going to touch them again (until next time I'm sure) -- but now -- how do I get the sticky wax off!?
    Are you sure it is wax? You could freeze them, it solidifiys the wax and then just use your fingernail and scrape it off. I can't think of a wax tart! If it is some kids of glue stuff, you can use goo be gone. Look at the label you might be able to use it on wax also.

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    toenails!! Ugh!! I was going to use them to cut his throat, but thought nah! They're ruined, probably won't cut anything now. Only ever happened the once!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepita
    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    My scissors are covered in wax - my son used them to cut the plastic wrap off a smelly wax tart (soft wax even) --
    he is not going to touch them again (until next time I'm sure) -- but now -- how do I get the sticky wax off!?
    Are you sure it is wax? You could freeze them, it solidifiys the wax and then just use your fingernail and scrape it off. I can't think of a wax tart! If it is some kids of glue stuff, you can use goo be gone. Look at the label you might be able to use it on wax also.
    I'm positive it's wax. A wax tart is kind of like a scented candle, without the wick - it goes in a warmer. So my scissors smell pretty anyway.

    Thanks Daylilydawn - I hadn't even thought of just hot water. :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    Quote Originally Posted by Pepita
    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    My scissors are covered in wax - my son used them to cut the plastic wrap off a smelly wax tart (soft wax even) --
    he is not going to touch them again (until next time I'm sure) -- but now -- how do I get the sticky wax off!?
    Are you sure it is wax? You could freeze them, it solidifiys the wax and then just use your fingernail and scrape it off. I can't think of a wax tart! If it is some kids of glue stuff, you can use goo be gone. Look at the label you might be able to use it on wax also.
    I'm positive it's wax. A wax tart is kind of like a scented candle, without the wick - it goes in a warmer. So my scissors smell pretty anyway.

    Thanks Daylilydawn - I hadn't even thought of just hot water. :roll:
    I think I would try the freezer. It will probably just pop off. You do that with gum and that has to be stickier than the wax. Or set an icecube on it for a while then just pop it off. You may still need to scrape it with something like a credit card that won't scratch.

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    Luckily, I bought and labeled different scissors around the house for kitchen, desk, and catbox. So far, my DH has never grabbed my scissors.

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    caught my hubby cutting carpet

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    I put ribbon on ANY scissors that were OFF LIMITS to kids and DH. Well, kids are grown and have families of their own. I had to laugh the other day when my DH asked if he could use the "DOLLAR STORE" scissors. Geesch! I must have be a fanatic abt my scissors way back then. lol !

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    Not only does the family not touch my scissors, DH even asks permission to use my skrew drivers :D They all act like they are scared to death to come into my studio. Maybe it is the sign that says "unless you are a quilter this room is hazardus to your heath and could cause death. DO NOT ENTER!

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    My ex-husband used mine to open a paint can. Which is probably one of many reasons why he's EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    My family knows the hell that would insue if any of them ever touch my scissors.
    what she said.
    Yup! I told my crew that my Gingers were for FABRIC ONLY...and I don't recall how many years ago that was, but I'm still using the same pair...and for fabric only! :)

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    under penalty of death n I got what it takes to kill anyone that touch my scissors. nope they don't touch them. they pick up the toilet seat for the same reason. what ma wants ma gets.

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    My Dh always asks when he needs a scissors. He is afraid he will get one of my good ones instead of the dozens of dollar store scissors I have.

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    My daughter used mine to cut some macrame off a lamp cord. Unfortunately she didn't unplug the lamp. It knocked her across the room and made a dent in the blade my scissors.

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