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Title: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: lottieguy on May 11, 2015, 12:19:07 PM
Hi Ya, Having read about everyone saying how good the debris netting is I have splashed out and purchased some. It cane in a 50mtr roll. Mr question is how do you trim your your netting? Do seal the ends with tape to stop fraying. I tried cutting some of the roll for a freind and it is a real jpb with ordinary kitchen scissors. I would like to tidy the ends if only for pure aesthetic reasons. It's well cheaper than the environmesh. Happy gardening
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Big Gee on May 11, 2015, 12:42:12 PM
In my experience the fraying is very minimal. Cut a good amount longer than you need and just roll up the excess & then anchor it to the ground with tent pegs.

Tape will only come loose and drive you potty!
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: lottieguy on May 12, 2015, 08:22:54 AM
Hi Ya, I have cut some out to try. I used a pair of kitchen scissors but they were rubbish at cutting the net. I have been told dressmaker scissors are a better option and I think that maybe using a decent pair of good sharp scissors will make the difference hopefully. Will have to sneak the OH's out of the sewing box when I can and try them out  ;D Happy gardening
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Big Gee on May 12, 2015, 10:26:32 AM
Ooh - playing a dangerous game there lottieguy! If she guards her dress making scissors like mine does it could be a fate worse than death for you if you get caught!!!
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: aftermidnight on May 12, 2015, 03:15:42 PM
What is it with you guys, I had to hide my dressmaker scissors away too. If I caught anyone with them, well all I can say is.... it would be a fate worse than death.
Annette
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: lottieguy on May 15, 2015, 10:13:48 AM
Hi Ya,  OH is away to visit number 1 son and partener who have new grandaughter. Back sunday, this is my chance to get in cut the netting and out. She'll never know and if she asks I will tell her I used a knife  ThU32:-)
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: lottieguy on May 18, 2015, 11:10:41 AM
Hi Ya, well I got in quick borrowed the scissors and cut my netting. What a difference the scissors made it so easy. I put them back in her sewing box and put the box back where I found it. She got back last night and for some reason went on her computor to message the No1 son. When she came down she asked why had I been in the sewing box, I told her to sow a button on my shirt. So why use my best dressmaking scissors says she, then started the fourth degree. I have been nailed and it's going to cost me now. I should of listened to more wiser people than I. I must of put the scissors back a millimetre out of line. Oh well.  spf:-(
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: wonky on May 18, 2015, 12:05:04 PM
That is so funny lottieguy! Bad luck eh! Perhaps the time has come to invest in your own pair of dress makers scissors?

My guess is that you have been sprung by someone in the family who follows you on the forum. Quite clearly she already knew of your dismanemer before she arrived home. Haha better luck next time!
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: aftermidnight on May 18, 2015, 03:57:51 PM
 Lottieguy now you've gone and done it, your best bet to getting back in your better half's good graces is to get yourself down to where it is that sells dressmaker scissors and buy her a new pair, if possible a better pair then she has, that just might ease the penance you're in for. That's the only thing that would let my guy off the hook if he was unfortunate enough to get his hands on mine. Me thinks a lesson learned here all you guys ;D.

Annette
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Big Gee on May 18, 2015, 04:54:44 PM
PRICELESS!!  ROL :-))  lol(1)  cwl:-]

And so familiar sounding . . . . .  they have an in-built radar when it comes to their sewing boxes - especially the 'dressmakers' scissors in them ! CThUpD:-)
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Westheathdave on May 18, 2015, 05:13:49 PM
 Grin2:-) If that was me I would NOT have taken other half's best scissors they know exactly how they left them. It is tough stuff to cut I have got some sheet metal work "Gilbow" cutters which I thought would cut through it like a hot knife through butter! NOT A CHANCE, RUBBISH, they were useless, scissors much better got to be really sharp good quality ones to do the job.
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Poppa Tommo on May 27, 2015, 08:08:08 AM
Brilliant....this reads like an episode of 'Mission Impossible'

So, Dave, are you going to risk it...breathe deeply......swallow that jagged glass ...and go for the scissors that may not be used???

I'm eagerly awaiting the next episode
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Big Gee on May 29, 2015, 02:50:11 PM
 ROL :-))

Yep "Mission Impossible" sums it up Tommo! They have a sixth sense when it comes to dressmaking scissors! A very dangerous mission sneaking a scissors out of S.W.M.B.O.'s sewing box  lol(1)
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: aftermidnight on May 29, 2015, 04:05:50 PM
"A sixth sense"damn right we do, we also have a seventh, eighth, ninth and working on a tenth so watch it guys  ;D

Annette
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Big Gee on May 29, 2015, 09:58:41 PM
I believe it!  ROL :-))
Title: Re: Cutting Debris netting
Post by: Poppa Tommo on May 30, 2015, 09:07:39 PM
Gives me the shivers even to think about it.