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Old May 7th 11, 09:50 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Kate T.
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Well its new to me. Have any of you had a chance to use the True
Sharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener from the Grace Frame Company. Saw
the ad in a new quilt mag. Looked it up on their website and its
kinda pricey. I'd pay the price if it actually worked. Anyone see
this thing in action at a quilt show or LQS. If it actually works it
would save a bundle on blades.

Kate T. South Mississippi
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Old May 7th 11, 01:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Polly Esther[_5_]
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Good morning, Kate. Just wondering . . . are you the first quilter awake or
the last one to go to bed?
The sharpener sounds interesting but I am a coward. I am just barely
willing to change my rotary blade; will get somebody else to do it for me if
there happens to be adult supervision around.
Happy day to you - isn't our weather beautiful? Polly


"Kate T." wrote in message
...
Well its new to me. Have any of you had a chance to use the True
Sharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener from the Grace Frame Company. Saw
the ad in a new quilt mag. Looked it up on their website and its
kinda pricey. I'd pay the price if it actually worked. Anyone see
this thing in action at a quilt show or LQS. If it actually works it
would save a bundle on blades.

Kate T. South Mississippi


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Old May 7th 11, 01:40 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Louise In Iowa
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I haven't seen that particular "toy," but at the last quilt show I went
to, there was a man who brought his equipment and sharpened blades while
you roamed through the show. A friend had seven sharpened at a cost of
$2.50 a blade (I think). She's happy with them, but she doesn't think
they last quite as long as a new, out-of-the-package blade.

I have heard of people who buy blades from Harbor Freight at a
ridiculously low price. I think the blades are sold as carpet cutting
blades, but they fit in our rotary cutters. I haven't heard any
follow-up on the purchases, so I figure they must work okay. You know
we'd hear about them if they didn't!

Louise in Iowa
http://community.webshots.com/user/LouiseinIowa
[email protected]

On 5/7/2011 7:17 AM, Polly Esther wrote:
Good morning, Kate. Just wondering . . . are you the first quilter awake
or the last one to go to bed?
The sharpener sounds interesting but I am a coward. I am just barely
willing to change my rotary blade; will get somebody else to do it for
me if there happens to be adult supervision around.
Happy day to you - isn't our weather beautiful? Polly


"Kate T." wrote in message
...
Well its new to me. Have any of you had a chance to use the True
Sharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener from the Grace Frame Company. Saw
the ad in a new quilt mag. Looked it up on their website and its
kinda pricey. I'd pay the price if it actually worked. Anyone see
this thing in action at a quilt show or LQS. If it actually works it
would save a bundle on blades.

Kate T. South Mississippi d blades


seven sh
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Old May 7th 11, 04:04 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Taria
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Default New toy???

Sounds like a good idea for a group of folks to share
maybe?
Taria
"Kate T." wrote in message
...
Well its new to me. Have any of you had a chance to use the True
Sharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener from the Grace Frame Company. Saw
the ad in a new quilt mag. Looked it up on their website and its
kinda pricey. I'd pay the price if it actually worked. Anyone see
this thing in action at a quilt show or LQS. If it actually works it
would save a bundle on blades.

Kate T. South Mississippi



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Old May 7th 11, 04:39 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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On a quilting television program I saw a new type of rotary cutting ruler
that has a special edge to sharpen the blade as you cut your fabric. Has
anybody tried one of those rulers? Opinion?

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

"Kate T." wrote in message
...

Well its new to me. Have any of you had a chance to use the True
Sharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener from the Grace Frame Company. Saw
the ad in a new quilt mag. Looked it up on their website and its
kinda pricey. I'd pay the price if it actually worked. Anyone see
this thing in action at a quilt show or LQS. If it actually works it
would save a bundle on blades.

Kate T. South Mississippi

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Old May 7th 11, 06:03 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Anna Belle[_2_]
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On Sat, 07 May 2011 07:40:19 -0500, Louise in Iowa
[email protected] wrote:

I haven't seen that particular "toy," but at the last quilt show I went
to, there was a man who brought his equipment and sharpened blades while
you roamed through the show. A friend had seven sharpened at a cost of
$2.50 a blade (I think). She's happy with them, but she doesn't think
they last quite as long as a new, out-of-the-package blade.

I got one package of blades from Harbor Freight. They work as well as
the Olfa at about 1/6th the price. They have been out of stock for a
couple of months when I have been there. Guess we aren't the only
quilters who found them


Anna Belle in Palm Bay

I have heard of people who buy blades from Harbor Freight at a
ridiculously low price. I think the blades are sold as carpet cutting
blades, but they fit in our rotary cutters. I haven't heard any
follow-up on the purchases, so I figure they must work okay. You know
we'd hear about them if they didn't!

Louise in Iowa

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Old May 7th 11, 07:08 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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I just searched Harbor Freight's website using every combination of words I
could think of trying find the 45 mm rotary cutter-like blades. No luck.
Maybe someone else- who is not a blonde- can find them on the website? VBG

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.- blaming Taria (and her link) for the urge to
adopt/rescue another dog! ;-)


"Louise in Iowa" wrote in message
...

I haven't seen that particular "toy," but at the last quilt show I went
to, there was a man who brought his equipment and sharpened blades while
you roamed through the show. A friend had seven sharpened at a cost of
$2.50 a blade (I think). She's happy with them, but she doesn't think
they last quite as long as a new, out-of-the-package blade.

I have heard of people who buy blades from Harbor Freight at a
ridiculously low price. I think the blades are sold as carpet cutting
blades, but they fit in our rotary cutters. I haven't heard any
follow-up on the purchases, so I figure they must work okay. You know
we'd hear about them if they didn't!

Louise in Iowa
http://community.webshots.com/user/LouiseinIowa
[email protected]

On 5/7/2011 7:17 AM, Polly Esther wrote:
Good morning, Kate. Just wondering . . . are you the first quilter awake
or the last one to go to bed?
The sharpener sounds interesting but I am a coward. I am just barely
willing to change my rotary blade; will get somebody else to do it for
me if there happens to be adult supervision around.
Happy day to you - isn't our weather beautiful? Polly


"Kate T." wrote in message
...
Well its new to me. Have any of you had a chance to use the True
Sharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener from the Grace Frame Company. Saw
the ad in a new quilt mag. Looked it up on their website and its
kinda pricey. I'd pay the price if it actually worked. Anyone see
this thing in action at a quilt show or LQS. If it actually works it
would save a bundle on blades.

Kate T. South Mississippi d blades


seven sh

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Old May 7th 11, 07:45 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Louise In Iowa
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Leslie, try this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...=carpet+cutter

Right now they're 2 blades for $1.49 (I don't know what shipping cost
is, though).

Good luck!

Louise in Iowa
http://community.webshots.com/user/LouiseinIowa
[email protected]

On 5/7/2011 1:08 PM, Leslie & The Furbabies in MO. wrote:
I just searched Harbor Freight's website using every combination of
words I could think of trying find the 45 mm rotary cutter-like blades.
No luck. Maybe someone else- who is not a blonde- can find them on the
website? VBG

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.- blaming Taria (and her link) for the urge
to adopt/rescue another dog! ;-)


"Louise in Iowa" wrote in message
...

I haven't seen that particular "toy," but at the last quilt show I went
to, there was a man who brought his equipment and sharpened blades while
you roamed through the show. A friend had seven sharpened at a cost of
$2.50 a blade (I think). She's happy with them, but she doesn't think
they last quite as long as a new, out-of-the-package blade.

I have heard of people who buy blades from Harbor Freight at a
ridiculously low price. I think the blades are sold as carpet cutting
blades, but they fit in our rotary cutters. I haven't heard any
follow-up on the purchases, so I figure they must work okay. You know
we'd hear about them if they didn't!

Louise in Iowa
http://community.webshots.com/user/LouiseinIowa
[email protected]

On 5/7/2011 7:17 AM, Polly Esther wrote:
Good morning, Kate. Just wondering . . . are you the first quilter awake
or the last one to go to bed?
The sharpener sounds interesting but I am a coward. I am just barely
willing to change my rotary blade; will get somebody else to do it for
me if there happens to be adult supervision around.
Happy day to you - isn't our weather beautiful? Polly


"Kate T." wrote in message
...
Well its new to me. Have any of you had a chance to use the True
Sharp Power Rotary Blade Sharpener from the Grace Frame Company. Saw
the ad in a new quilt mag. Looked it up on their website and its
kinda pricey. I'd pay the price if it actually worked. Anyone see
this thing in action at a quilt show or LQS. If it actually works it
would save a bundle on blades.

Kate T. South Mississippi d blades


seven sh

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Old May 7th 11, 08:31 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Pati, in Phx
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Leslie, I have one of these rulers. It does seem to help keep the
blade honed. You do need to remember to turn the blade over
occasionally so both side get honed and not just one. G
The diamond dust edged rulers are just a bit more expensive than the
others, but probably worth it. A caution though... I found the the
"top" end of the ruler is not smooth. Not a great way to cut up and
across if that makes sense.

Pati, in Phx

On May 7, 8:39*am, "Leslie & The Furbabies in MO."
wrote:
On a quilting television program I saw a new type of rotary cutting ruler
that has a special edge to sharpen the blade as you cut your fabric. * Has
anybody tried one of those rulers? * Opinion?

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


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Old May 7th 11, 08:42 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Kate T.
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Hey Polly, I'm one of the last to go to bed.giggle. the ruler
sharpner is also made by the same company, and I have my doubts about
it, but the one I am talking about is a thingy that you drop the blade
into and close a lid and it spins. Or sometihng similar. the price is
about 65 dollars. I have a lot of 28mm blades that need to be
sharpened and can't find a new supply. I was thinking maybe this new
toy just might be the thing to save money in the long run and
eventually pay for itself. If I'm not mistaken, blades made of
tungstun will hold a sharp edge longer than stainless steel.

And Yes Polly the day is just beautiful. The kite flyers will be on
the beach today. I love to watch them when they are out on the water
letting the kite pull them as they water ski. Now that sounds like an
idea for a quilt. But I'm too busy with my postage stamp quilt. Got
one block made. Takes a long time to press all those seams open.
Only 37 more blocks to go. You know the more I think about it, the
more I just might buy this thing, if it doesn't work out I can always
send it back. Ya Think.

Kate T. South Mississippi
 




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