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Old 10-01-2020, 03:10 PM
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Solo blowing

So in Covid times I find myself in the shop by myself more than before.

What do you listen to, to keep entertained? Podcasts, music, tv??

I also need a pair of jacks with some type of attached paddle so I can open and paddle at the same time. Anyone have pics of what they have seen?

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Old 10-01-2020, 03:51 PM
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Tunes, always.

I've use a 3x3" piece of graphite with a hole to hold it on one jack blade and a slit to allow the other blade to move freely. Seen wood ones too. I'll post a pic if I can dig it up.
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Old 10-01-2020, 07:31 PM
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cane pulling machine

I was starting on a murrine project, needed to pull a boat load of cane. So I looked into my old scrap pile and came up with a "Toots Zynsky" want-to-be machine. Lots of fun.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:04 PM
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Jerry Kung makes a neat little paddle that slides over the jack blades so you can paddle while opening.
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:53 AM
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I just listen to the voices in my head: They say "Why didn't you get a real job?"
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Old 10-02-2020, 12:19 PM
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I've worked alone 95% of the time for the last 25 yrs. My companions are jazz CDs, books on CD from the library, & NPR.
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Old 10-06-2020, 10:13 PM
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I was starting on a murrine project, needed to pull a boat load of cane. So I looked into my old scrap pile and came up with a "Toots Zynsky" want-to-be machine. Lots of fun.
That's awesome Charlie.
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Old 10-07-2020, 12:18 PM
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I am trying to figure out what Charlie is going to do with all those stringers.
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Old 10-07-2020, 09:11 PM
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Thanks Jordon that means a lot. I am making pixilated images with them. Damming and heating to fuse a 4sqX6 rectangle shape, horizontally, then remove dams, pick-up on a square punty and heat up and make round, Then do a roll up of two or three layers of frame color, then make square and pull. After cutting, do a roll-up and then make the piece.
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