Please Note: This is a PDF document with the plans to build the chopper.
This DIY glass cane chopper is my solution to hand soreness and fatigue from using standard nippers and it is a fraction of the cost of larger mechanical murrini choppers. It works well for me as you can see from the video mentioned below and I have done my best to include all the information you'll need to make one for yourself. It is designed to cut glass rods up to 1/2" in diameter and works somewhat like a guillotine. It is easy to build with readily available hardware and basic tools. In this e-book I provide detailed material lists, diagrams, recommended tools, info on testing and adjusting it and easy to follow step by step instructions with over 100 photographs. Even those with no building experience can make one! You will also find instructions for building two types of catchers that both have cutting guides built in to help you cut consistent lengths. Please note that the cutting guide was designed after making the video so it isn't shown.
To see it in action please follow this link..