Tutorial for Seam Rippers

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Here is a basic tutorial on making a fast selling fun project that is sure to put money in your pockets and smiles on your face, they turn easy and are fun.
I hope you have loads of fun, and we have plenty more seam rippers, or you can buy them at Wal-Mart
 

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MoJo

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Thanks Ken. Great tutorial.
I've been using my Woodchuck Pen Pro for a while now and love it. Trouble is that I tried to go back to my gouge & skew and it was like I was now trying to cut with a shovel.
 

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Ken....Thank you very much for the tutorial, it will be helpful. I'm wondering if you drilled a 10 mm hole in the other end and inserted a removable plug whether this space could be used for storage for needles etc? Darrell Eisner
 

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Ken, thank you very much. I wonder why your head is not in any pic.s. I promise I won't send a head hunter for you.:eek::biggrin::tongue:
Very nice job my friend

Phillip, I broke one camera, which I was quite fond of, so I'm not taking any chances, besides I wanted to show something not so ugly as me..:eek::eek:
I need to see if I can get Jeff to post this in the library, I do wish I knew how to do PDF files, I'd volunteer for the librarian position.
 

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Ken, very nice turorial, and excellent for your first one.
When will we see the Utube video?:biggrin:
Plan to start on a few of mine this weekend. You saved me a few steps on the learning curve.
Thanks again.
 

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PDF files

The PDF files are easy to create using CutePDF. It installs and acts like a printer, and you just print to a PDF instead of a regular printer.

Best of all, the software is free.


Ken, thank you very much. I wonder why your head is not in any pic.s. I promise I won't send a head hunter for you.:eek::biggrin::tongue:
Very nice job my friend

Phillip, I broke one camera, which I was quite fond of, so I'm not taking any chances, besides I wanted to show something not so ugly as me..:eek::eek:
I need to see if I can get Jeff to post this in the library, I do wish I knew how to do PDF files, I'd volunteer for the librarian position.
 

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John... I will look around and see if I have some cigar wrappers left. I use them on the small cigar shaped pens from PSI. I noticed you had wanted some on another thread. I have your address.
 

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I made my first seam ripper yesterday following the instructions in the tutorial. Easy project.

The one area where I found the tutorial lacking is with respect to how the blank is mounted on the lathe. The tutorial suggests using a spur center. I think I found a better way.

I mounted a short length of 1/4" all-thread in a drill chuck. Then I slipped a neoprene washer on the rod, followed by a 10mm pen bushing. Then, I slipped the blank, drilled as suggested in the tutorial, over the rod/bushing combination, and snugged everything up using the tailstock. I turned the blank down to the bushing (which was just about the perfect diameter to match the seam ripper's plastic tube.
 
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Ken,

Good tutorial, just a few Questions...

on the first page, second step, you state:

"I don’t own a drill press so I do mine in a f jaw chuck on a lathe, drill this hole approximately ½ inch deep."

an F jaw chuck?

You can see where I cheat and put a piece of blur painters tape a half inch in back of the flute, not the drill point the flutes

Is blur tape different from blue tape?


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