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 Post subject: Useful little tool
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:44 am 
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It's a dental pick, bought a couple of them back in the 80's at some forgotten drugstore - probably an Osco... Great for opening plugged superglue bottles, pulling splinters out of broken pegheads, ripping plastic string packs open, what have you.... Anyone else use non-luthier tools in this shop?

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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
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I got two full sets of dental picks....

Non luthier tools? No such thing... any tool I pick up by default becomes a luthier tool laughing6-hehe

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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 am 
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Next time you are at the dentist, ask the if they have any dental tools headed for the trash - they wear out. I have asked 2 different dentists 3 times and always came home with a sterilized pack of 6, each a little different. The scrapers are sharpenable (sp?):

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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:51 am 
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Next time you are at the dentist, ask the if they have any dental tools headed for the trash - they wear out.


My dentist saves me his old bits which I use in my Dremel... Plenty sharp for wood.

I also have one client who is a trauma surgeon, and he brings me all sorts of stuff like scalpels and hemostats leftover from the sterile kits they would normally throw away when the patient leaves.

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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
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My dentist gave me one of the lights they use for curing resin fillings, another of their tools that need periodic replacement. Great for filling nut slots cut too deep. I haven't found a source for the resins yet. Any ideas?


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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
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CarlD wrote:
My dentist gave me one of the lights they use for curing resin fillings, another of their tools that need periodic replacement. Great for filling nut slots cut too deep. I haven't found a source for the resins yet. Any ideas?


Contact David or Hesh at Ann Arbor Guitars. I think they use one of those. They might be able to point you to a source.

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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
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My dad was a dentist. I didn't think to ask for his tools when he retired a few years ago. Oh well.

I recently got a set of picks that are similar. Made by Channellock, for $11.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RM ... UTF8&psc=1


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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
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You can get the resin from eBay. It is usually "out of date" but it should work fine for our purposes.



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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
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Goodin wrote:
I recently got a set of picks that are similar. Made by Channellock, for $11.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RM ... UTF8&psc=1


I love Channellock products, but for $2 I have a set of these in every one of my (too many) tool boxes.
https://www.harborfreight.com/4-piece-p ... 66836.html


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 Post subject: Re: Useful little tool
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I guess I always thought my dentist would say no if I asked. Good idea.


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