Introduction: How to Shorten a Skewer Using Scissors

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Ever ran into a skewer that had frayed edges, or just want a few to be a little shorter? No need to break out the wood saw- you can shorten it right in your kitchen! All you need is the following:

Materials:

  • Skewer(s) you desire to shorten
  • 1 standard-sized pair of scissors
  • 1 piece of sand paper

Step 1: Step 1

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Place the skewer in between the blades of your pair of scissors at the point where you wish to cut.

Step 2: Step 2

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Close the scissors until they partially cut through the wood of the skewer. DO NOT attempt to actually cut the skewer; doing so may result in injuries.

Step 3: Step 3

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Twist the skewer around while inside the scissors until it looks similar from all sides to the image shown above.

Step 4: Step 4

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Gently break the cut area off the skewer. If the area does not break easily, repeat Step 3 until it does.

Step 5: Step 5

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Use your sandpaper to remove any rough texture or splinters.

Step 6: Final

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Here's what the final product should look like. Happy barbecuing!

Comments

BeachsideHank (author)2015-03-29

A most useful tool, the skewer, besides barbeque it also makes a great file cleaner- just rub between the teeth to dislodge metal particles- it does so without damage to teeth.

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