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Tweezers and Tools - What Works for Me
Article © MAIL User: ZiLi
By the way: A second useful tool for me is a simple strengthened slot in my work table, that aids me in bending rings open - or closing them. And that slot is as useful as a third hand would be in some mailling operations, because I often simply don't need the second tweezers and have one hand free for holding or manipulating my work piece or else. I simply used a piece of 1/8" Grade 5 Titan sheet, that was at hand (I could have used steel instead), a Dremel clone with cutting disc, and made a slot, that I finally filed to a width of 1,65mm - that fits my Aluminium rings very well without leaving any tool marks on them. Maybe that plate will get a second slot about 1.45mm wide fitting the SS rings. That seems not to be really necessary in my opinion, but the option remains. Finally, I put two holes (with countersinks) in the plate, to be able to screw that plate onto my table with countersunk head screws in a prepared slot, so it sits flush with the table's surface and edge. And yes, I mounted a piece of thin Aluminium sheet (was also at hand) below the plate.
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