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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Tweezers-Or How hard to squeeze;
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:30 AM

 Hello; Just a short note. 

      Yesterday  was the first day of our Spring Train show. We have a vendor Known as Jane's Tools. Can you say pounds upon pounds of hand tools. There were more Tweezers than I could squeeze in ten minutes.

     Anyway they didn't have what I needed. So as I was making to leave The attendant gave me a pair to modify and let her know how they worked. You, see, Needle Nosed tweezers in most sizes have a drawback. They are toothless! As are many of their cousins in the Pliar family.

      As anyone knows that's ever built a Model with small parts, Paper, Plastic or Resin or even P.E. and Stamps, Whose tweezers need no teeth but a good broad gripping surface.They will send your item off to the Carpet Monster's gaping Maw. Never to be found until Explorer extrordinaire Kirby or his trusty Sidekick Dyson or their assistant Bissell, Find them(" Doctor ModelPart, I presume"). Well, I am building a Complex Project in a Paper Model Ship. ( Lotsa Teensy Parts)

    As you all know without photos I have told you what has transpired. Did You know thast paper parts can just disappear to the " Carpet Monster" and Never see the light of day again, too? Well, I have this pair of Gratis tweezers and I am going to make good use of my inventive skills. They have very fine teeth. I am going to Cold Grind the tips to a sharp point and then see how they work. If they work well, I will let the Folks at jane's know what I did and how to make sure the temper in the tips is not lost. I will keep you posted on this endeavor as well.

       

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, April 25, 2021 8:48 AM

That is why I love the Pixnor tweezers.  They have a profile of an elongated diamond.  They are very ridgid in the direction 90 degrees to the squeeze direction. So it is hard to misalign tips.

Just orded a new set from Amazon to replace a few I use often that I had gotten a lot of glue and paint on.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 25, 2021 8:58 AM

A bit off your topic, but I'm sure glad to hear that Jane's Tools is back.

They have neat stuff.

Good luck with your tweezers.

-Greg

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:48 PM

Don;

      Are they steel? If so do this. One small glass container of Lacquer thinner. One baby tooth brush. Let soak in the thinner for about twenty minutes. Take one drop of Dawn Dish soap and put it on the brush. Now run the water to get it as hot as yours gets. Place tweezers in the stream and brush away. They should come out as good as new. If not repeat till they are.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 25, 2021 4:49 PM

Yeah, Greg;

      I am glad too. So was about half the model Rail-Roaders that showed up.They had very little left and had even sold out of some items! The sales-Person that gifted me the tweezers was impressed by, both the tip, and the cold grind method. I did two right there for her. She still refused payment for the pair she gave me to try!

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 25, 2021 6:49 PM

Tanker-Builder

Yeah, Greg;

      I am glad too. So was about half the model Rail-Roaders that showed up.They had very little left and had even sold out of some items! The sales-Person that gifted me the tweezers was impressed by, both the tip, and the cold grind method. I did two right there for her. She still refused payment for the pair she gave me to try!

 

Sounds like whomever is carrying on the business is doing so with the grace of the original owner.

I believe one of our online friends here said it is a family member or member(s) carrying on.

It's great that she was interested and impressed with your product alteration.

-Greg

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 26, 2021 7:53 AM

Yeah, I do believe it is indeed a family Member.

  • Member since
    September 2021
Posted by DooeyPyle67 on Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:45 AM

I know this is an old thread but I've had too numerous times of fiddley bits parts go flying off to God knows where of the vast "black hole" nothingness when I know I wasn't squeezing the tweezers hard. Somehow they always manage to escape the grips of the tweezers no matter how careful you are. LOL! 

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