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Clothespins - Another Batch of Ash

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Project by Deela40 posted 07-20-2016 02:02 AM 677 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished another batch of Ash clothespins with full coiled stainless steel springs.

I made a few changes since the last batch, including using some spacers and three saw blades on my table saw to make the grip grooves with one pass. Previously, I had to make three passes. I also used to sand each half by hand, but now I converted a used dryer into a tumbler, which results in a softer feel to the pins.

These are much stronger than the ones you can get at the store, and all of it is Made in the USA. My wife has even started to help with some of the steps in the process.

You can find out more at my website, Heritage Clothespins

Pics three and four show a comparison of the store bought vs. the ones I make. Picture five shows some pins drying after having linseed oil applied.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 07-20-2016 08:08 AM

This is very interesting and cool. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Deela40

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 12:47 PM



This is very interesting and cool. Well done.

- Ken90712

Thank you.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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Deela40

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 12:52 PM

I forgot to mention that I took some short videos of a few of the 16 steps it takes to make these. I posted them on my Facebook page, if you are interested in seeing how they are made.

I am hoping to have the time on the next batch to make a full video of the process. I wasn’t able to do that with this round as I had sold out and I wanted to get more done quickly.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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#4 posted 07-20-2016 04:59 PM

Looking very good! How big was this batch?

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

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Deela40

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 05:03 PM


Looking very good! How big was this batch?

- Northwest29

Thank you.

I made about 1,800 in this batch.

-- www.heritageclothespins.com

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#6 posted 07-21-2016 01:13 AM

Some fine looking clothespins you’re making there!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 07-21-2016 07:44 AM

Cool stuff, I bet they will sell good.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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