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Lasse_C

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Surplus mini gripfids.
« on: January 21, 2006, 07:43:34 PM »
Hello, everybody!
After finding out that small gripfids are just about perfect for some of the small work I do, I have tried a few different ideas in making them.

This has left me with some surplus small gripfids! These I want to trade for material, preferably pieces of hard, dense wood with much pattern in the grain. (Well, you can see what I have used for handles... ;))

The fids are all turned in steel, and the inner diameter of the grooves are in the range from 2 to 5 millimetres. The non-grooved part is solid steel. Handles are different kinds of wood - masur birch, elm root burl, australian sheoak.

Mail me for details if you are interested!

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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006, 04:36:06 AM »
Wow! Lasse. Very nice work. Beautiful fids. I would be very interested. But not sure about the wood. I will have to take a pic of it and send you the pic of the wood I have.
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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2006, 05:51:10 PM »
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not sure about the wood. I will have to take a pic of it and send you the pic of the wood I have.
Do that! Remember: Wood that may not be that unusual in your part of the world might be completely impossible to get where I live!

Glad you liked the fids!

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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2006, 06:39:39 PM »
Hello Lasse

Nice fids, could be very useful.

I have plenty of English Yew still in the log seasoned under cover about 2 years. Well I think it's English Yew, it certainly grew in England, in the suburbs of Coventry actually, and it's definitely Yew. From 80mm diameter straight grain to 300mm with knots and knarls. Cut to about 200mm length. Would that be any use to you? How much would you like?

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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2006, 10:36:19 PM »
I got one piece of wood here that appears to be cedar that was hardened up like drift wood. It still has the cedar look just really hard, or it might make great handles for fids.
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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2006, 01:23:39 AM »
Lasse,

What does 'Nodeo' in 'Nodeo, ergo sum' means?

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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2006, 12:58:43 PM »
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Lasse, What does 'Nodeo' in 'Nodeo, ergo sum' means?
Actually, I do not know if it is correct Latin, but it is supposed to mean "I am knotting"/"I tie knots"  ;D

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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2006, 06:11:52 PM »
ergo sum means: therefore I am.

So Nodeo, ergo sum could mean: I knot, therefore I am
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Re: Surplus mini gripfids.
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2006, 11:49:36 AM »
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So Nodeo, ergo sum could mean: I knot, therefore I am

Not just "could" mean. Is supposed to mean!  ;D

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