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Disposing of rotary cutter blades

Old 11-16-2013, 06:23 PM
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Great ideas! I am going to take the idea of the lpsharp.com website to our quild meeting and share with the ladies. This is what makes this board the best.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:19 PM
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I have done this for years also, I peal lables and seal them and toss them...

Originally Posted by Jingle View Post
My oldest Daughter, also a quilter. Came up with putting old rotary blades in a round used medicine bottle. That is what we do with ours.
We put old needles and bent straight pins in old medicine bottles also.
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Old 11-18-2013, 11:40 PM
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I keep an extra cutter to use around the house. The old blades are use for cutting cardboard, screenwire, small soft branches, new cutting's and anything else I can come up with. They finnialy end up in a empty quart paint can. I use everything over and over. Tinker
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:42 PM
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To be safe, I put mine in an empty coffee can, and when there is an inch or so, I cover them with plaster of Paris, and when it is set, just toss the block. Nobody can possible get cut that way. A hospice nurse taught me that. They use the idea for Sharps
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:06 PM
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Why are you all wasting rotary blades. There is a gentleman that will take your old blades either in exchange and resharpen them of send you new ones for much less than you can buy them in the stores. I have sent him blades for years and I think they are better and sharper when he sharpens them. if any one wants info let me know. the gentlemans name is L.P Sharp.

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Old 11-24-2013, 03:26 AM
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I've had a plastic Kraft Parmesan Cheese shaker bottle that I've used for years. It's got the split opening on top (one side for shaking, one side for pouring) that I can lift and drop my rotary blades, rusted or bent pins, and machine needles in. When it's full I just duct-tape the top and throw it in the trash. A bottle usually lasts me 4-5 years.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:47 AM
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I purchased a 59.00 electric blade sharpener and I hardly ever throw them away any longer.
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Originally Posted by loisf View Post
You experienced quilters have probably solved this problem long ago, but here is my solution.

Every time I threw away a rotary cutter blade, I would wrap it carefully in paper toweling so my husband or I wouldn't cut ourselves while emptying the trash. Then I found the perfect solution - an empty Ice Breakers mint or candy container. It's the perfect size and the top flips open for easy access. When it's full, I just toss it in the trash. You can buy one in the gum, candy and breath mint section. It would be great for sewing machine needles too.
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