Questions tagged [cutting]

Cutting or trimming materials with scissors or knife. This tag is best used in combination with a more specific tag about the material being cut and/or tool being used.

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How can I cut popsicle craft sticks without splitting them?

We often use craft sticks in kids projects, but I have issues whenever I need to cut them. They'll often split down the grain, all the way through the stick, making it useless. This happens no matter ...
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How to Sew Up "Cut Outs", (Shapes Cut Into Fabrics)?

I would like to cut letters INTO a piece of cloth, but - I would like to "fold" the inside edge under itself to make a nicer edge, (perhaps helping prevent it from unravelling/tearing in the future ......
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How can I cleanly cut thick plastic straws?

I have drinking straws like this: They are thicker, reusable straws, probably PVC. They're the thickness you generally find in tumblers that come with their own straw. I thought it'd be neat and ...
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Can a pizza cutter cut through fabric?

As can be seen in this video, a CNC machine uses a cutting wheel in order to cut through fabric. That tool resembles a pizza cutter. So can a pizza cutter cut through fabric? If so, what kind of ...
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How would I cut out lettering from a stamped piece of thick-sheet metal

I have a piece of thick-sheet metal that has letters stamped in it that looks like this to which I am looking to cut the lettering out of the metal. I am curious what tools would work for this? ...