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Forum topic by jeff posted 277 days ago 1093 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jeff

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277 days ago

turned a seam ripper kit this evening and the rubber O rings will not fit into the brass tube…tried enlarging the inner diameter of the brass tube but have had no luck in getting a good fit and a few of the rubber O rings are now worn…anybody tried this kit and have you run into this same problem?...will probably take the kit back to Woodcraft for a refund…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 277 days ago

Jeff,

You might try warming the brass with heat gun, hair dryer or whatever you have there and put the o ring in the freezer for five minutes then try again.

How close of fit are we talking here

O rings of many varying sizes are readily available

JB

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jeff

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#2 posted 277 days ago

JB…you really can’t adance the seam ripper into the tube…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 277 days ago

“The O-rings when installed on the blade holder make it to large to fit inside the brass tube. I have found that by turning the blade holder on my lathe in a chuck fitted with pin jaws I can sand the grove and reduce the diameter enough that the O-rings will fit inside the brass tubes. It take a few attempts to get the fit right. I also chamfer the brass tube slightly. I’ve also noticed while test fitting the blade holder (with the O-rings installed) that twisting the blade holder while pushing it in the tube works the best. Often no further modification is required. – See more at: http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2084945/38850/seam-ripper-kit-gold.aspx#ProdInformationTab

Others have had problems as well. Check the reviews and maybe something will work for you.

HTH

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jeff

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#4 posted 277 days ago

thx waho609 i will do so…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 276 days ago

At one time Woodcraft was a reseller for Berea Hardwoods products. Not sure if that is still true. Berea instruction easier to follow. Berea definitely tells you to increase tube size with sand paper, oil & wipe off o-rings before installing. Just assume use a dowel & sandpaper to enlarge the tube.

http://www.bereahardwoods.com/pdf/Seam%20Ripper.pdf

-- Bill

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 276 days ago

This is new to me ,I didn’t even know woodcraft sold such a thing.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jeff

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#7 posted 276 days ago

Thx Wildwood…I think I will try another seam ripper kit again…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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LordBTN

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#8 posted 262 days ago

I just made on of these and it was a little tight but just a bit of mineral oil and worked like a champ

-- Where I work http://forthouston.com/

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jeff

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#9 posted 262 days ago

I have been meaning to update—-I went ahead and tried a new seam ripper kit…I used sand paper followed by fine steel wool like some suggested but had no luck…I then used a pair of small scissors to flair out one end of the brass tube a bit followed by fine steel wool and it worked very well…This will be a X-mass present and hopefully they will like so I can make more but I think I will try a drop of oil next time :)...thx everybody…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#10 posted 241 days ago

I made for xmas, what a bear to get adjusted for ease of removal and insertion.

-- Norman

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