Applications of Circle Cutters Author: Jim Knight
"If you love someone, put their name in a circle; because hearts can be broken, but circles never end." Anonymous. A circle is one of the simplest, yet at the same time, one of the most complexes of shapes. We see circles around us everywhere the sun, dishes, wheels, etc., but try to drawing a circle on a piece of paper using just a pen or pencil, and you will realize the perfection of this "simple shape of Euclidean geometry consisting of those points in a plane which are equidistant from a given point called the center," as goes a definition of the circle. When working with different fabrics, it is often required to cut perfect circles in the cloth. Similar requirements exist when working with paper and glass. As you may have already realized, it is almost ridiculous to form perfect circles with uniform radii (radius is the fixed interval between the center of the circle and its border, also called circumference) while drawing freehand. For these circle cutters come to reveal such trouble. Circle cutters are basically instruments that assign you to cut perfect circles, every time, all the time. Each such appliance has a compass like formation combined with a cutting blade and commonly comes personalized to accommodate a distance of radii. Note that the compass referred to here is not the navigational appliance that indicates the direction to the magnetic poles, but the specialized drawing appliance that can be used for inscribing circles or arcs. Circle cutters can be used in the following situations:
Cutting circles in fabric or cloth to form specific patterns. Cutting circles in paper for scrapbook purposes. Cutting circles in glass for decorative purposes. Cutting circle in drywall for utility purposes.
Although one circle cutter can commonly work on multiple surfaces, there are specific cutters available for discrete materials.
You can pursue the steps given below to make ideal use of your circle cutter: Usually do all your cutting on a cutting board or mat. You are also advised to wear gloves for your own protection. Place the support of the circle cutter at the point where you require the center of the circle to be. Arrange the blade of the circle cutter by loosening the screw located on the cutting arm. Turn the arm until the desired radius is achieved. Once the radius is fixed, fix the loosened screw to lock the blade in position. With the circle cutter prepared for working , position the palm of your hand firmly over the top of the cutter and turn the cutting arm through an full circle, taking anxiety to exert enough force to make the cut. If you have any doubts whether you exerted enough force, it is superior to continue on to make a other round before you lift the circle cutter. Do not attempt to work the blade in the conflicting direction, as the system has been configured to spin in lone direction only. With the circle cutter in hand, you no longer have to be anxious about not cutting the perfect circle. Whatever be your material of choice wood, paper, cloth, and glass there is a circle cutter just correct for you! For more information, please visit: http://www.americanbuttonmachines.com/CircleCutter.html