Love the colours. GB when?
I would highly recommend trying the build guide first. It is very satisfying to pull the screwdriver apart by hand
If a few regulars here want one you can PM me. If a few people are interested I can see what put together but it would be kind of expensive and shipping outside of the USA would also be expensive
Oh no that already sounds like a IC / GB process what have I done…
Found a few old failed pullers cleaning out some stuff. Hit them with a kitchen torch and got some neat blues with this technique. Not sure what I will do with this info but it was fun
I cant believe I never saw this thread, I am glad to see other people trying their hands at making these, even coming up with different ways of operating them! I have not really made all that many recently, just kind of lost the drive. But should get back into it some day. Here is one of my favorites, Made with a Black G10 core, White Juma and Titanium bolsters, with brass pins; and another one that came out really nice looking for how basic it is. Shred copper carbon fiber, with a polished copper core, and homemade mosaic pins.
Have not made one from tape yet LOL
it might pay to warm those wires up a bit again, just to normalize them a bit, they ‘might’ have gotten brittle doing that
I remember seeing one of your pullers on reddit a while ago, they look amazing! are you currently selling any?
no sir not at this point. sorry about that !
Thanks to you for inspiring this post!
Good point on the reheating. I heated and quenched it in oil a few times after this. It did lose some of the vibrant blues. Not sure if that was the heating process and/or I rubbed it off. It was recommended doing a clear coat but I am trying to avoid doing that as the wire is so thin.
It is tricky, at least for me, to get a consistent color though out. Left no heating, middle medium heating, right high heat.
I have been polishing the tips with a Dremel and paste for smoothness and appearances. A downside of the heat treatment is they don’t glide as nice over the keycaps as untreated/polished. I tried oil, stainless steel polish, car wax. Not sure how to get around this yet, maybe R0-59? Forming wires from scratch is way further then I want to go it takes a lot of skill and the tolerances are tight to get just right around keycaps.
This idea came up because I visited a blacksmith demonstration with my son earlier this week. I kind of want to make an awl shaped handle (or purchase one and stain it) topped with a darkened wires for the old school look. Long term project I have a bazillion pullers to carry me though till then.