|Project by TheDane||posted 08-14-2014 02:19 AM||1209 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
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!"