New Mandrel

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New Mandrel

#1by Cord_Craft » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:35 am

Had this mandrel a few months, aiming to use them when doing Osborne Fid handle wraps. but been busy with other stuff. So this is the inaugural trial run of this mandrel

Actually the mandrel was very generously gifted to me by Travis
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These mandrels are extremely well made - far better than I could easilly do as "home made". So if you want a mandrel, I'd thoroughly recommend his

It is great to get a gift, especially following putting some time in to help - but I don't normally expect it - a "thank you" and "helped by" is fine.

Previously, to make these

I used to tie them by making a small square piece of wood of the perfect circumference with loads of thumb tacks.

But often the pins needed to be too close together so sometimes had to carefully use 1 pin for 2 nested bights - then if I used the mandrel a second time for a second fid then the pins start falling out - so this mandrel will be so much better if I want to make the same knot repeatedly. So it will be interesting to have a go with this new mandrel now - feedback/conclusions to follow.....
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Re: New Mandrel

#2by Darren » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:38 pm

Class and if I ever have need of one I will contact Travis...

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Re: New Mandrel

#3by BrianKidd » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:26 pm

Why Phil, I think I'm jealous. LOL... Very nice mandrel and very nice work.

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