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I started making these awhile back as a way to use up small scraps. To this day I still get orders for them. A great rainy day project.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 727 days ago

Wish I was still playing, I would order some myself. Looks good.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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MichaelT77

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#2 posted 727 days ago

Cool. Not too stiff? What thickness?

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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Timberwerks

304 posts in 1794 days


#3 posted 727 days ago

I keep them at 1.0mm – 1.5mm. This way they feel like a standard pick. The different woods affect the tone of the guitar and soften pick noise.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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MichaelT77

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#4 posted 727 days ago

I notice a difference in grain pattern. Does that cause a noticeable difference in stiffness, as well?

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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Timberwerks

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#5 posted 727 days ago

No, it’s more so the wood. I always keep the grain perpendicular to the strings for strength.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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MonteCristo

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#6 posted 727 days ago

Nice ! Your scrap pile must be pretty darn small !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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antknee3491

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#7 posted 725 days ago

I tried making some but I had a difficult time working with something so thin and small. Kept breaking.
How do you do it?
Thanks

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SteveMI

849 posts in 1927 days


#8 posted 725 days ago

I made some couple years ago and gave them to a friend who plays gigs. He said that with the different woods he could leave one or two guitars at home since the pick changed the sound that much.

We met at a guitar store one day and took an acoustic into the special quiet room. He would play the same sequence with different woods and even I could tell there was a difference.

Then I gave up with trying to get the thickness consistent. I was cutting them with a CNC.
Steve.

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Michael Wilson

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#9 posted 628 days ago

Love em!

Perhaps I’m being naive. But what are you cutting those with? It strikes me that you’d have more kerf than finished piece.

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Timberwerks

304 posts in 1794 days


#10 posted 628 days ago

I cut the blanks out on the table saw. I save small cut offs for making the picks.

-- http://djofurnituremaker.wordpress.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/pages/Timberwerks-Studio/126415221682

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