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 Post subject: If you could....
PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:54 pm 
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make a set of tying tools with any style or shaped handle you wanted? What would you want? Bigger or smaller? Knurled, grooved, or slick? We are testing some powder coating stuff out for a project and it occurred to me that some sporty looking tools could be made with it as a finish. The metals teacher seemed interested in the tool angle. He said draw them out and he would help me make them. So I am interested in what you all think. Suggestions welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: If you could....
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always liked oval hammered with a slight teardrop shape.Fits the hand like silverware.Just a thought

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What kinda "powder coating"?

Knurled, works fer me. 8-)

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I'm not a expert by any means on it yet. Uses a electro static gun to coat the metal. After it's coated it bakes to beautiful finish. He bought some great colors to test. He's making vanity plates with school logo on them.

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What Peewee said. Something with some surface area to grip.

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I've been thinking along those lines some. How about a pear or squash shape with a flat opposite to the tool end? They could site up when your not using them.

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teachrtec wrote:
They could sit up when your not using them.

That would be fine unless the tool has a sharp point- might end up stabbing your hand on a bodkin.

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Here's what I have for a slightly different idea. I walked by a big bin of old and probably on their way to the dump machine parts. Saw these knobs laying there. Ask if I could have them and here we go for a different take on tying tools.

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I haven't used them much yet but will test throughly. Opinions please?

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 Post subject: Re: If you could....
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I like some sort of shape that won't allow the tools to roll off of the working area.
Dentists, who do small, detail work seem to have tools of torture with small, knurled handles. Think they learned sumpin' over the years? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: If you could....
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I've looked at dental tools. The design seems pretty set in between manufacturers. I am wondering how much is storage, autoclave, and the way they hold their tools in the handle design. I like playing around with the design of things to :)

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