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Project by Timberwerks posted 08-31-2012 08:25 PM 1438 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-31-2012 08:56 PM

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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MichaelT77

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 09:01 PM

Cool. Not too stiff? What thickness?

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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Timberwerks

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 09:03 PM

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.

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#4 posted 08-31-2012 09:33 PM

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 08-31-2012 09:49 PM

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

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#6 posted 09-01-2012 03:47 AM

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 09-02-2012 06:47 PM

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

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#8 posted 09-03-2012 01:33 AM

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 12-09-2012 01:48 AM

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

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#10 posted 12-09-2012 02:38 AM

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

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