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Post Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:43 am

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Hey good to see your back home for a stint... too bad you're getting THAT weather though. Holy crap man! -17F with a windchill of -45F tonight? Crazy stuff there. Better get you some good dogs before you go back to where hot dog has a whole different meaning :P

Nice on the picks you just banged out too.

I do have a question for you though... on the one a while back that had the silver handle. Did you use livers of sulfur to get that patination or something else?

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Post Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:25 am

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Me want. :drool:
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Post Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:18 am

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scudo wrote:Very nice.

Out of interest how are the pins in the wooden handles held in place? Is it with a glue. Just thinking back to my days of reconnecting my timing chain on a motorbike where I had to use a ball pein hammer to spread the rivet....never did trust my own work, I always questioned if I had done it properly when doing 100mph + going down the motorway.


Pick tang and pins are held in with epoxy. The pins are a tight fit, so even without the epoxy they wouldn't come out easily. I can't use a hammer to make a rivet, it's too likely to split the wood.
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Post Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:28 am

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rai wrote:Its been a long time, do you speak korean now?

Ray


I do to a certain extent. I'm still learning. I'm about intermediate - upper intermediate level.

ghost1 wrote:Very glad you are back ratyoke i still use the competition alu jobs you made a few years back luverly work....still very tough.


Glad they are holding up for you, but I dont remember which ones you have.

elbowmacaroni wrote:Hey good to see your back home for a stint... too bad you're getting THAT weather though. Holy crap man! -17F with a windchill of -45F tonight? Crazy stuff there. Better get you some good dogs before you go back to where hot dog has a whole different meaning :P

Nice on the picks you just banged out too.

I do have a question for you though... on the one a while back that had the silver handle. Did you use livers of sulfur to get that patination or something else?

-Elbow


Weather here feels so warm after being in Chicago. It's like 30s - 40s here.

Real hot dogs and real burgers were what I was really looking forward to eating. Do you know Portillo's? I went there about 4 times while I was back. I was also looking forward to Thai food that wasn't Koreanized, Mexican food, and being able to easily find clothes in my size.

Yes, I used liver of sulfur on the silver handle pick.
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Post Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:53 am

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a better pic...

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Post Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:01 am

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All the pics are so nice! I got really inspired and want to start making pics. But mine would look like a joke compared to these... so maybe not :P And I think I might get evicted if I start cutting in metal in my living room :/
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Post Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:39 pm

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Railyn wrote:All the pics are so nice! I got really inspired and want to start making pics. But mine would look like a joke compared to these... so maybe not :P And I think I might get evicted if I start cutting in metal in my living room :/


Well if you want to make picks try and see how they turn out. You have to start somewhere. I'd been a professional jeweler and working in metal for about 12 years before I started making picks, so I came into this with a lot of prior experience.
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Post Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:10 pm

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How much do you charge to make a set??
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Post Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:14 am

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jbeam80 wrote:How much do you charge to make a set??


i'm not taking orders anymore, but i'll be putting these 2 up for auction soon.
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Post Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:53 am

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The 2 tulipwood picks are now up for auction in BST.
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Post Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:45 pm

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Did you ever end up making a tutorial?:)
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Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:46 am

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Railyn wrote:Did you ever end up making a tutorial?:)


I can't answer for ratyoke but there are plenty of pick making tutorials on the web if you do some googling. All you really need is some metal, a set of cheap files, some sandpaper and, of course, a little patience :razz: About 20usd and you're well on your way

Add a grinding wheel and a dremel to that list and you could bang out some picks in 15 minutes. Not like these of course but they'd still do the trick.

Also, thanks for the inspiration ratyoke, think I'm going to dust off the ole' tools and get to work on some new toys myself :smile:
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Post Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:39 am

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Railyn wrote:Did you ever end up making a tutorial?:)


I did do one a long time ago, but focus was more on the handles than the pick blades. viewtopic.php?f=39&t=627&p=4871#p4871

I also did an anodizing tutorial on LP101.
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Post Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:18 pm

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Hey ratty' , i've been making picks for years now , still not even close to you , please keep up your fantastic work , you've been the inspiration to a lot of us !
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Post Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:10 am

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Railyn wrote:Did you ever end up making a tutorial?:)


http://keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=627
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