Making shop rags

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I recently acquired a box of cotton Tshirts at pennies on the dollar. Does anyone have any hints on the most efficient way to cut them into shop rages?
Doing them one by each with a pair of scissors is time consuming and a PITA.
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On 12/22/2011 10:29 AM, Dave Balderstone wrote:

Rages are best confined to safer parts of the house.

Got any kids?
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On 12/22/2011 10:29 AM, Dave Balderstone wrote:

Nick it at the edge with the scissors, then tear.
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I just take a utility knife to them as needed. No need to make up a bunch of them ahead of time. Unless, of course, you have a super need for shop rags.
It ain't pretty. And the sizes, shapes, etc can vary greatly. But rags are rags.
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On 12/22/2011 9:29 AM, Dave Balderstone wrote:

You never now what the future may bring. Just put 'em in a sack on the top shelf and cut one up as needed.
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Pinking shears will make the cutting easier. JoeG
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On Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:29:48 -0600, Dave Balderstone

Lee Valley has the tool
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?pA729&cat=1,250,43298,43314
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wrote:

You can get rotary cutters like this at any sewing shop. They are used a lot by quilters to cut up all those pieces of fabric for their patterns.
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Damnit! Lee Valley is offering free shipping again!
That's gonna cost me...
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On Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:26:28 -0500, Steve

Oh, goodie! Now I can afford those plastic shims and painter's pyramids. AWSHITITSONLYFORORDERSOF$40ORMORE.
(Why limit it for Christmas, Rob?)
Speaking of Robs, where'd Toy disappear to?
-- [Television is] the triumph of machine over people. -- Fred Allen
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You'd have to email him, or me.
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Han
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Is this a test? <g>
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http://tinyurl.com/7tx28us
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On 12/22/2011 9:29 AM, Dave Balderstone wrote:

To to a hobby store or a sewing store and buy an inexpensive rotary cutter.
You can cut 8~12 layers at once and it works like but much better than a pizza cutter. To this over a wood surface and be careful with the razor sharp cutting wheel.
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On 12/22/2011 9:29 AM, Dave Balderstone wrote:

Rotary cutter, common in fabric, quilting, craft stores.
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Dave Balderstone wrote:

Be a real he-man. Wet a stack of them, put them in the freezer or leave outdoors depending on where you live. Then cut them on the bandsaur.
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It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
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Finally! A real answer!
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A real man just breaks them over his knee.
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Dave Balderstone wrote the following:

Band saw. :-)
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On 12/22/2011 1:07 PM, willshak wrote:

Didn't Norm have power rag-cutting machine? It was right next to the Elizabethan Chair machine. (Toss in a stump, out comes a dining set, but you viewers can do it at home with your flint hand axes)
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