[Harp-L] how to cut feeler gauge

Rich Eisenberg catketch2@xxxxx
Mon Aug 1 17:25:15 EDT 2016

For a ready made, *free*, pre-cut, .001 feeler gauge:
Open up the small white plastic anti -theft device stuck on a whole lot of
items you buy in stores.
I've seen them stuck  on altoid boxes. They are approximately 1" X 1/4" X
Inside you will find several .001 metal rectangular strips with a very
slight camber running across them.
They make wonderful floss for running around a reed.
Try it.

On Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 4:54 PM, Vern <jevern at xxxxx> wrote:

> A sharp pair of scissors works for me for steel thicknesses of .001-.004”.
> -OR-
> You can cut them with a thin, wet  Dremel abrasive disc. This is good for
> cutting thicker steel such as razor-blades.
> Think of two operations:  1. Cutting out the overall shape that you want,
>                                         2. Dressing the edges to smooth,
> sharpen or round them with a Dremel abrasive wheel. A diamond file is
> useful for knife edges.
> Vern
> > On Aug 1, 2016, at 12:30 PM, jon kip <jon at xxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > What's a good tool to use to cut thin feeler gauge material? I've gotten
> a few nice tools, reed lifters,  from some professional horn-smashers that
> I'd like to duplicate. Cutting the thin metal cleanly has never worked for
> me....any ideas of a good cutting tool to use would be helpful. If bandaids
> are not part of the equation, that's also a plus.
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > jon kip
> > jon at xxxxx
> >
> >
> >

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