|Project by Ted||posted 01-18-2016 06:56 PM||669 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Detail picks are too skinny to hold for long periods of time, so I made a handle for mine. Simply drill a suitable size hole through the center of whatever you want to use as the handle, and set the pick(s) in with epoxy. For my handle, I turned a piece of mesquite burl and polished it up to a high gloss shine. But anything shaped somewhat like a handle will do. The picks I used for this were too long so I cut them shorter, so the cut ends meet in the middle.
Since I drilled one hole all the way through, I packed a tiny ball of paper (about 1/8”) between the picks to prevent the epoxy from running out the other end.
-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.