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a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:01 am
by awol70
just an example of innovation...i made this with the spring stainless band from an old set of headphones..it will be nice once it has a handle
sorry it goes bottom to top.

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:58 am
by m0ose
Very nice work. :D I can't wait to try my hand at it. :)

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 5:58 am
by Josh
awesome job ray :D

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 7:43 pm
by m0ose
usmcboltaction wrote:Okay, so where are all those people that say it is almost impossible to do it with just a file now? I don't remember if it was here or ez, but when I told someone starting out that they didn't need a dremel or a grinder I got piled on like I had a football. We all have been poor, so it is nice to show what a person can do with a few files. Thanks.


Agreed. I didn't grind out my first key until I could file it well enough to work without hanging. And a couple times at that. Then I ventured into the mechanical environment. Like, it frustrates me when people don't have respect for doing things by hand.

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 9:30 am
by Slim
I have a different angle on the 'to file or not to file' debate. I agree that it's the best way to remove metal, as it's best for the metal itself, no real heat is generated. My problem is that I live in a hot and humid climate, where a little exertion leads to a lot of sweat.

I'm in danger of making mistakes, as I can't see a thing with the sweat stinging my eyes. Even in winter, I sweat like a lawn sprinkler :mrgreen:

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 4:13 am
by StabbyJoe
Really jealous of how well everyone's (particularly that one) picks turn out so well-shaped... I'm thinking that because I cut out my templates, stick them to a hacksaw blade, scribe around them then grind away, the neck and head get a little bent out of shape as they are so thin... Will try laser xfer sometime, but first I need a laser printer... maybe I'll visit a printing place or print at school...

Great work, and an innovative source of steel :mrgreen:

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 11:54 pm
by awol70
StabbyJoe wrote:Really jealous of how well everyone's (particularly that one) picks turn out so well-shaped... I'm thinking that because I cut out my templates, stick them to a hacksaw blade, scribe around them then grind away, the neck and head get a little bent out of shape as they are so thin... Will try laser xfer sometime, but first I need a laser printer... maybe I'll visit a printing place or print at school...

Great work, and an innovative source of steel :mrgreen:

suggest you buy a cheap ,non-handled short hook,or whatever pick you wish to reproduce,and use IT as a template,by tracing it out with a fine sharpie.
they are a couple bucks,at various sites.
a good investment,if you intend to make a quantity.

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 6:38 am
by StabbyJoe
awol70 wrote:suggest you buy a cheap ,non-handled short hook,or whatever pick you wish to reproduce,and use IT as a template,by tracing it out with a fine sharpie.
they are a couple bucks,at various sites.
a good investment,if you intend to make a quantity.


I am considering buying some individual Petersons or something... I just hate shipping costs... 8 picks = $34US + $20 shipping = ~$68NZD... Ouch. Might do it anyway... but I'm not happy about it lol. I'm going to save for a trip to America in a couple of years... (GF's friend is going back there for a few years... gonna visit and stay with her to save on accommodation.) Either that or just bite the bullet, get a damn job and just pay it lol.

Rather than wanting many identical picks I'd probably rather go for a nice range also... but I do think I'll scan them when i get them and make templates... and maybe do the vivid thing as well so if they wear I can make a new one, so thanks for the tip.

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:28 am
by USApicker
nice pick!!!!

interesting way of removing the extra material without a grinder.
what brand of headphones was that?? are they easy to come by??

also, can you post a picture of that snakerake that you used in some of your earlier videos?? thanks

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:47 am
by awol70
SpaceyStacey wrote:Oh that is really nice! Great job.

How long does it take to file by hand like that? I really am thinking about giving that a go - but I cant stand the sound of filing metal LOL. Makes my teeth hurt. Kinda like some people cant stand nails on a chalkboard you know? Figure I can build my tolorance :-)

they take me abut an hr, and try chewing on tin foil...it will take your mind off the filing noise.
;)

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:43 pm
by Jc2intelligent
wow. i got a couple of questions ( you said i can ask as many questions as i need answered on here right?)...
1: what is the pick material made out of?
2:what files did you use (other than the round one)?
3:how long did it take you?

man...thats beautiful. top quality work. wish i had a vise, but we dont have a work bench, so i gotta use a ladder for a work table and a clamp as a vise. but in the end the improvision is similar to the quality of work benches.

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:55 pm
by awol70
Jc2intelligent wrote:wow. i got a couple of questions ( you said i can ask as many questions as i need answered on here right?)...
1: what is the pick material made out of?
2:what files did you use (other than the round one)?
3:how long did it take you?

man...thats beautiful. top quality work. wish i had a vise, but we dont have a work bench, so i gotta use a ladder for a work table and a clamp as a vise. but in the end the improvision is similar to the quality of work benches.

thanks.=)
you can ask as many questions as you want i suppose,but they should be valid.

1. already answered in the description.
2.flat,bastard.
3.already answered in response to stacey

please read a little closer..( i am growing tired of repeating myself.) thank you.

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:14 am
by Jc2intelligent
another question for ya. could you answer USAlockpicker's post? that way i know what to buy next time i go to the store

Re: a new hook photo proccess

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:56 am
by awol70
Jc2intelligent wrote:another question for ya. could you answer USAlockpicker's post? that way i know what to buy next time i go to the store

sorry they were just some old headphones i found broken,hanging from a tree in the park..didnt stop 2 c what kind they were,,i just grabbed them,and said to myself,"that would make a perfect pick" and proceeded to tear them apart to get the stainless band out.