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