|Project by Sandra||posted 07-08-2015 03:07 AM||2121 views||8 times favorited||32 comments|
I read a post about clothespins last year by LJ Farmbeet, aka Herrick Kimball. He was very helpful answering my questions and he does a better job than I could do explaining the process of making these oh so handy contraptions.
I purchased the instructions and a bag of springs and after over a year have happily finished my first batch of them.
These were fun to make, but time consuming setting up the router bits, getting the depth right and especially cutting the handle-end bevel on the TS. I used a short piece of walnut flooring I had in my cut-off bin and a piece of maple. I copied Herricks flitch sled, with some modifications based on what I had available.
I ripped the finished flitches (3.5” x whatever) into the individual pins on my bandsaw.
The pins had some fuzzy edges, so I put them in a sturdy ziploc bag with some barley, and tumbled them in the dryer (no heat) for about 20 minutes.
At the end I had some really small kindling, and 28 really nice clothespins. My parents teach in China, and my mother despises the clothespins she has access to there. So guess what Mom is getting for her birthday?
Thanks for looking and thanks again to Herrick.
-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.