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Pin holder for wire tools

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:21 pm
by airscapes
I have a some dental picks I use when weeding supports from miniatures and wanted to make my own tools.. So I picked up some 3/64th steal wire lenghts at a hobby shop and made a holder out of PETG that the rubber sleeve off of a paper mate pen would fit for added control.
Wire is cut to length put in a drill press and pushed into the 1mm hole that is 25mm deep while spinning at slow speed. Once it is press into the hand the tool end can be worked. I sliced this with S3D using 3 process to print the area behind the back of the pin at 100% infill but it really would probably be better to do the entire thing at 100%. When slicing I raised it off the bed and use 25% 1mm supports form the bed only, 2 solid layers and 2 dense layers (Simplified 3D )
This model is in the public area at if you should want to alter it to accept a different sized wire
Pin Tools.jpg
Pin Holder 1mm hole.stl
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Re: Pin holder for wire tools

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:28 pm
by sthone
Pretty cool idea of using the rubber sleeve off the pen.

Re: Pin holder for wire tools

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:47 pm
by airscapes
That was the Wife's doing.. Hey, do you have any use for these rubber things off these dead pens??? 3 days later I did!