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Beginner's Pick Making #1

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ToolyMcgee

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Post Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:18 am

Beginner's Pick Making #1

A brief video documenting the beginnings of a good novice pick makers hookset. Wrought with vocabulary slips and rambling. Also sparks.
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Post Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:00 am

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

very nice tut
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Post Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:17 am

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

Very nice tutorial Tooly. If I am out at da flea market or garage sales, any certain brands of kitchen knives I should keep an eye out for to make some super picks??
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Post Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:24 pm

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

very nice picks but you need to dress your grinding wheel.
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Post Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:32 pm

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

Stickied!Thanks Tooly...
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Post Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:39 am

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

ur one hell of a pick maker... it takes me 5 mins or longer to do 1... u did 3 in the same ammount of time...
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Post Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:29 am

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Really awesome how fast you did those without any guiding layout lines. Superb!
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Post Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:30 am

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

mjw10210 wrote:very nice picks but you need to dress your grinding wheel.

"Dress" or "true"?

besides, why would you true up the the wheel when it's got a nice little radius that fits the pick profile?
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Post Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:25 pm

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

Really cool stuff. Thanks
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Post Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:16 pm

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

Thanks Hallis! I really should get busy editing the vids I did for part 2.

LocksmithArmy wrote:ur one hell of a pick maker... it takes me 5 mins or longer to do 1... u did 3 in the same ammount of time...

Well it still takes me awhile to finish them, and finishing is where all the homebrew goodness lies anyway. I used to sit around and burn them out by the dozen then pick the ones I like best to finish.

aka.decoy wrote:Really awesome how fast you did those without any guiding layout lines. Superb!

I'll hold a good pick in front of one I'm working on, but when I draw them on it's too distracting for me.
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Post Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:38 am

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

If you are just beginning and looking for a cheap bench grinder, check out the thread started by Kokomolock:

viewtopic.php?f=59&t=3927

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Post Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:06 pm

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

Where and how exactly is one supposed to go about getting street sweeper bristle inserts?

I went to two different tuning shops yesterday where they do oil changes and generally throw away the old wipers on the cars that come in, and neither of them had even a single wiper in the dumpster.

I understand what materials to use. I just don't know where to find them.

I also had someone link me to this site in chat for ordering steel, but I really don't want this shit showing up on my credit card history. Call me paranoid, but that's my preference. Anyway, I can't seem to find any place here in town that sells metal of this type to use for picks or tension wrenches.

So I understand what to use. I just don't know where to find it.
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Post Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:56 pm

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

Check out this post: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3843&p=31118&hilit=street+sweeper#p31118

There are many other alternatives to the Street Sweeper steel (although I found my first one last week :-) )

Bicycle Spokes
Music Wire (got mine at Ace Hardware)
Wiper Blade inserts
Landscape Staples (http://www.harborfreight.com/50-piece-u ... 95161.html) - Have seen people make tension tools out of them.

Good luck!
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Post Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:57 pm

Re: Beginner's Pick Making #1

Tarquin wrote:I also had someone link me to this site in chat for ordering steel, but I really don't want this shit showing up on my credit card history. Call me paranoid, but that's my preference. Anyway, I can't seem to find any place here in town that sells metal of this type to use for picks or tension wrenches.


Use a pre-paid credit card. They are usually sold as gift cards and they are single use. Buy one, place your order and then destroy it.
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Post Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:59 am

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Tarquin wrote:I also had someone link me to this site in chat for ordering steel, but I really don't want this shit showing up on my credit card history. Call me paranoid, but that's my preference. Anyway, I can't seem to find any place here in town that sells metal of this type to use for picks or tension wrenches.

So I understand what to use. I just don't know where to find it.


I understand the caution, but people other than lockpickers order from mcmaster-carr...mechanics, machinists, hobbyists etc.
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