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Project by TheDane posted 08-14-2014 02:19 AM 686 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife (and a bunch of her friends) are quilters, so I thought they might appreciate some custom-crafted seam rippers.

The handles are oak and mahogany.

These are not from a ‘kit’ per se … instead I bought a dozen inexpensive seam rippers with cheap plastic handles and made my own kit. I was going to just drill a hole in a handle and insert the plastic handle, but then discovered the cap fit perfectly over a 7mm brass pen tube. I made a tenon that fit inside the pen tube, drilled a hole for the ripper, and turned the handle. I cut the brass ferrules from slimline pen tubes with a plumber’s tube cutter. It was a little more labor-intensive, but the extra points from SWMBO were worth it!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 08-14-2014 03:47 AM

COOL end product after mucho sidesteps! LOL :)

Very nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 03:54 AM

That is really cool, and Im sure they will get lots of use and be cherished. Points with the wife is ALWAYS good! Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 12:13 PM

Great job indeed! Nice thinking on how to go about it.

-- (the only thing in there she says is...... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 08-15-2014 12:38 AM

Nice work ! Anytime you can make something useful it warm’s the heart.

-- Arnold - Lewisville, NC

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#5 posted 08-16-2014 05:22 PM

Those are great. Love the way you fit everything together to give it a professional look.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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