Intro: How to Shorten a Skewer Using Scissors
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:
- Skewer(s) you desire to shorten
- 1 standard-sized pair of scissors
- 1 piece of sand paper
Step 1: Step 1
Place the skewer in between the blades of your pair of scissors at the point where you wish to cut.
Step 2: Step 2
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
Twist the skewer around while inside the scissors until it looks similar from all sides to the image shown above.
Step 4: Step 4
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
Use your sandpaper to remove any rough texture or splinters.
Step 6: Final
Here's what the final product should look like. Happy barbecuing!