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Project by nayo posted 12-24-2014 12:12 AM 1687 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pick holder for my nephew, i saw the one on MereMortals and i liked it, but wanted to made it a little different, so i saw the plastic ones on amazon and thought, how hard could it be?

well it was not that hard!, the trouble i had was finding the springs, i was looking for them in all the hardware stores but none have them. so after i gave up on the idea, as i was doing some cleaning i found some clicky pens that had no ink, one of them was broke and i noticed the spring and then Eureka!, got my springs.

Putting it together i only had to do some minor adjustments, for the springs i had to make a little hole which were too little, so i just put some Epoxy on the springs and it worked pretty well. glue the top and bottom and then some sanding and varnish.

it works quite fine, i only had 3 plastic picks but i think it can hold like 20 or so, the wooden ones only 5.

here you can see it in action.
http://youtu.be/V_Fi_sei_3E

thanks

Nayo





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 12-24-2014 03:24 AM

Great Nayo! I’m sure it will get a lot of use and just about anyone should have a drawer full of ‘clicky’ pens that no longer work, but still haven’t been tossed. Well done on repurposing -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 12-24-2014 05:45 AM

Great! Now I will start hoarding ink pens. Seriously, great up grade to the pick box, Nayo! Maybe I can use some of my cut off pieces of wood to make storage containers for the springs! Do you make the picks as well? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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nayo

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#3 posted 12-24-2014 06:24 AM

thanks!

its not the name of those kind of pens “Clicky” well at least you know which one are they.
and yes, i did the wooden picks, i did not have a plastic one at hand and had to make one to try the mechanism.
and Candy, i used scraps in this big project!

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flatrock

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#4 posted 12-24-2014 10:37 AM

Good job. When I made my pick holder I thought of doing something like what you have but couldn’t figure it out. Again Good work.

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Ebro

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 02:28 PM

That is really awesome! Great idea!

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Roger

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#6 posted 12-24-2014 02:38 PM

Very nifty for any guitarist.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#7 posted 12-24-2014 04:08 PM

I loved the bit about the pen springs. That came out cool.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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sras

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#8 posted 12-24-2014 06:59 PM

Nice project! McMasterCarr is a good place to find springs (but you do have to pay for them ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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nayo

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#9 posted 12-24-2014 10:08 PM

for us outside USA that’s not quite possible Sras.

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sras

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#10 posted 12-24-2014 10:44 PM

My apologies – I wasn’t aware that McMaster did not ship outside the US.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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nayo

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#11 posted 12-24-2014 11:53 PM

no need to, most of the stores dont ship here, and if they do, it expensive. thats why we have to be creative and find other options, like the clicky pens! :)

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