My Pick Tool

Donnie

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Thanks Paul. If anyone wants one on the forum, I will be glad to make it. I have made similar tools for forum members for about 10 USD each. The situation is that anyone can go online and get a whole set of different kinds for about $10 USD. The only difference is that mine are hand made and can be made to spec. This tool is made out of Steel. Aluminum is too soft.
 

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Pardon my ignorance Donnie, but I've never seen one of these before, so I don't know if it's something I need or not. What do you use it for in model shipbuilding?

Bob
 

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Pardon my ignorance Donnie, but I've never seen one of these before, so I don't know if it's something I need or not. What do you use it for in model shipbuilding?

Bob
Hi Bob, Picks are very useful for making pilot holes for attachments to the deck and hull.
Mike
 

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Yes That there are several things:
1) I use it for making a small pilot hole to start a tiny drill bit.
2) Sometimes I need it to widen a ring bolt.
3) the taper shaft allows to make any size ring. (Use a vise to hold tool).
4) thin CA will gather at tip (droplets) to apply to very confined areas.
5) punch holes in sails for rigging.
6) use the tip to hold a part via stab the wooden part just enough to keep the part on tip so you can put glue on part and place it into position. Sometimes tweezer jaws get in the way. Having a part gently stabbed on tool you can place things easier in tight places. When glue like CA starts to dry, then pull and part will stay. The stab is just enough to hold the part on end of point.

The tool can be made w larger diameter stock. If you need one special, I can do it. My lathe got the tip down to about less than .25 mm and I used a fine file on tip to almost make it like a needle.

The taper is about 7 degree which is just about the limit can be made without a lot of flexture of stock while making it. The taper takes about an hour making very fine cuts.
I have a knurling tool that makes the diamond pattern.

The only thing that has not been done was to harden it (heat treating and quenching), but for modeling it is strong enough.
 
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lauckstreet

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Thanks Donnie. I have several needle nose tweezers that actually have a sharp point that I sometimes use to stab a small part as you suggested with your pick tool. I also have a pair of needle nose pliers most often used in the jewelry making hobby that I use to enlarge eyebolts and rings. Guess I can probably get along without a pick tool since I've come up with my own ways to do the same thing but using a different tool.

Take care,

Bob
 

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Hallo Donnie,
your tool is looking great and it is very usefull. I have one of these also in use mainly for making the pilot hole before drilling.
I have such one, but sometimes it is too big with the wooden end, or too long, so self produced can be adjusted for special areas .....
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BTW: I use also another one (bigger size) before I drill a hole in a wall for "Fischer Dübel" with a hammer drill, so you have the drill "fixed" at the correct location.
 
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