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    Wood & Brass Guitar Picks

    These aren't a major woodworking accomplishment but I thought I'd share because they are pretty cool. Ebony, Rosewood and Maple guitar picks with a .016" brass core. I made and sold hundreds of wood picks years ago but they, of course would break over time unless they were in the 3.0 mm thick range or cross grain laminated. This time I thought I'd try a brass core and so far they are fantastic! Great looks, tone and feel without the problem of splitting that comes with picks under 3.0 mm, these are 2.0 mm. I make them in standard & Jazz III size.

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    Very nice! Good idea to laminate with the brass.

    jeff

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    I've enjoyed seeing your photos of these on social, Dale...top notch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    I've enjoyed seeing your photos of these on social, Dale...top notch!
    Thanks Jim!
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    Pretty cool Dale.
    Aj

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    Very cool.

    What type of glue did you use? We have found copper pretty difficult to glue at work, at least for wet environments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse McGowan View Post
    Very cool.

    What type of glue did you use? We have found copper pretty difficult to glue at work, at least for wet environments.
    I used Gorilla Glue clear. I rough up the brass with 150 grit to give the glue something to bite into, I also dampen the brass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale Osowski View Post
    I used Gorilla Glue clear. I rough up the brass with 150 grit to give the glue something to bite into, I also dampen the brass.
    Can we assume you mean the polyurethane glue? Gorilla brand covers a lot of territory!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    Can we assume you mean the polyurethane glue? Gorilla brand covers a lot of territory!
    Yes, you are correct. I really like it for metal to wood applications, so far great bond with no failure.
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    Thanks for the clarification. I may give it a try for copper to plastic.

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    Clear Gorilla Glue is a new-ish member of the Gorilla product line. The original Gorilla glue is a tan polyurethane glue which foams up as it cures. This foaming action can be a problem if you're building furniture. Gorilla says this new glue does not foam up. Gorilla does not say whether this glue is a polyurethane. It is packaged in small bottles, like a cyanoacrylate.

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