|Project by Deela40||posted 07-20-2016 02:02 AM||810 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
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.