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Monday, August 29, 2016

Just a Little Side Tracked...

I worked on the wisteria again this morning. I am gaining on the branches!

However.... I got bored after a while.

Last Wednesday at the Witches' meeting, I noticed that big chunks were coming out of my small Fiscar scissors with a bit of help from my fingernails..

When I got home, I decided that there was a way to fix them.  So I started hacking away at the rubber on the handles with all of the tools that I could think of.  Another pair of scissors.  My fingernails.(not a good idea) An Exacto knife.  And anything else that I could hack at the handle with...

This morning, I decided to finish the job... With a leather handle.

I scrounged around and found some leather.  I used a piece of thin leather to fit in the space and make a pattern.

Then I used some thick leather that was smooth on one side and rough on the other.  I used the smooth side out and traced the pattern on it.

Then I cut it out and kept trimming until it fit in the recess where the rubber had been.  I then glued and trimmed as I went until it fit the recess.  Then I cut a very thin piece of black leather to use as trim.  I glued all of the leather to the handles with Aileen's white glue.

I have a new pair of scissors...

Now I have to use them for a while to see if I  was successful.  I will let you know after I test them for a week or two.

So far. So good.

See you tomorrow.


Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Very clever! I hope they work out.
Big hug

Caseymini said...

Giac, so far they are working great!