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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:29 am

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i made this with the small handed people in mind lol i like this pick quit a bit and the length is all i need or even use most of the time it picks like a gem.
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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:34 am

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thats cute, i like it
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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:37 am

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my first attempt at anodizing and using screws on the handle.it came out pretty well but the aluminum didn't take the dye like i had hoped it would
any ideas as to y?
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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:38 am

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thanks lsa its my new go to pick
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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:19 am

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I like the looks of the tiny one. Excellent.
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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:44 am

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the picker wrote:my first attempt at anodizing and using screws on the handle.it came out pretty well but the aluminum didn't take the dye like i had hoped it would
any ideas as to y?


It looks like it took the dye a little bit. I don't know just from looking at those two photos. There's a lot of things that could have gone wrong....
You didn't anodize it long enough.
You didn't leave it in the dye long enough.
Wrong aluminum alloy.
Wrong kind of dye.
The dye was cold, some dyes work better when they are heated.

Or maybe something totally different.
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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:01 pm

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The picks look really good! How are you liking using screws? I recently discovered using what fastenal calls 'standoffs'. They work great because you can get ones that are closed ended and as small ad 3/16" length. They go as small as #4-40 which is quite small. The heads are hexagonal but that's an easy fix by chucking it into a drill and rounding the head with a bench grinder. Also you can make the head very small to decrease the ammount you need to countersink. I found out through trial and error that allen head or torx makes for easier alignment seeing as they are symmetrical. Just some food for thought.
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Post Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:33 pm

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I just love those small blades.....I imagine the feedback is very positive
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Post Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:40 am

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thank ratyoke for the advice ill try heating the dye and see if it helps. i am liking the screws quit abit i am going to order some 0-80 hex drive screws and better pick steel this weekend.i hope to start cranking them out when i get a good system going.
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Post Sat Sep 03, 2011 7:27 pm

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just finish t this up a couple of hours ago.it took about 3 hours from start to finish the blade is 1095 spring steel with aluminum scales fastend with 1-72 screws hope u all like sorry for the bad pics
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Post Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:38 pm

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They look awesome. I liked the look of the small one especially. Really nice effect with those kinda screwed up proportions. Great work!
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Post Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:56 am

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i now present the wasp at least that's what i was going for.the handle is about 1/2 in thick with a turned metal finish
and 1095 spring steel blade.so far it has Slade my medeco in about 2 min :smile:
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Post Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:36 am

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Excellent work.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:16 am

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so i was board last night and i thought picks and guns why not? so i came up with this
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its a 270 shell with short hook pick just stuck it in and crimp't and it holds quite well .sorry for the bad phone pic.
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Post Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:47 pm

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woow These are brilliant home mades, thanks for posting there all gr8 i like the cute small one :mrgreen: your latest edition looks fantastic tooo
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