M00068 MOREZMORE K&S MICRO Metal Tube Tubing Cutter Cuts 3/32" - 5/8"

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Northern wing of the estate.
A stone-paved path leads to Morezmore Studio.
Inside you find:

a Mini (MICRO!) Tubing Cutter
which is handy for cutting brass tubes used in the standing OOAK sculpting armature

Made by K&S
Cut Size: 3/32 inch - 5/8 inch

How to use the tubing cutter

Measure tube to the armature, make a little dent on the tube with wire cutters, insert into tubing cutter, tighten the knob, rotate a few times, tighten the knob again, rotate again a few times and so on. Gently try to bend the end sticking out of the cutter, when the cut is ready, it will snap off. The tube opening will come out sort of smaller because the cutter will push the walls of the tube inwards, straighten it out with an awl or ice pick (insert the icepick into the opening, tap a few times and rotate and work it open). Smooth the irregularities on the outside edge of the tube with a metal file.



The tubes can be used for making an armature for a standing OOAK doll, or make your doll hold something in the hand. Something like the photos below show.

A piece of the larger tube goes inside the sculpt, a piece of a smaller tube is anchored in the base, as described in detail here.



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