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« on: January 13, 2018, 01:06:59 PM »

I want to share a small set delicate tweezers that my brother made for me a few years (decades) back. One is a pincher the other a releaser. I use them when I need to place a small stick for example, without having to exert a lot of hand strength resulting in a lot of shaking. They are made of lock wire (easy to bend), and the jaws are easily shaped to fit the need. They would be easy make, but does he ever have style!
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 03:38:29 PM »

The last time I had to have something stitched up in the emergency room I noted the tweezers that he used.  They were straight with a place inside the jaws to hold the needle.  When the doc was done I asked him for the tweezers.  He said sure as they are apparently one time use items.  I took them home and ground the inside of the jaws flat and they worked very well.  I had another set that was straight and did not have the angled tips and they were very much better.  I have since found stamp collector tweezers that are straight and have a large 1/4" sq tip.  There is enough area that it is hard to squeeze too hard and mash the balsa.  They work very well!
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 04:16:10 PM »

hahaha that's the fringe benefit of going to the docs office.
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