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The approach is the same. You remove metal from the outside of the periphery of the punch end, at an angle roughly the same as it was originally. The contour of the round punch adjacent to the cutting edge looks rounded in your picture. This makes the edge stronger, but makes it trickier to get the sharpening angle right when using a flat stone. The punch ...


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Pencil grips work! If they don't fit because your crochet hook is too thin, you can wrap your hook handle with tape (masking tape is easy to remove) or paper (but you have to use glue then) up to the thumb rest (the flat part in the middle of most hooks). And if you want something permanent you can use polymer clay, I believe that is cheaper than sugru.


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This answer is not based on first-hand knowledge of sharpening wire loops, but is based on extrapolating what works for paint scrapers. Many years ago while performing one of those early-marriage projects that required the removal of paint from second-hand furniture, I decided that my scraper blade needed to be replaced. Ran over to the local hardware ...


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The basic issue is the required power. Belt sanders are designed for aggressive removal of material. The larger the surface area that is sanded, the more power it takes. At 1/2" to 1" wide belts, the required power is low enough that small motors can handle the job. Flexible shafts can also handle that (they have limited strength). At 4" ...


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The clip can be removed by gently spinning it to loosen it a bit, then pushing it over the top of the pen. This removes it without damaging it, and it can be re-added by just pushing it back over the top.


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If you are just trying to remove the hearts feature, or any feature for that matter, from the punch then you would have more luck disassembling the punch and cutting off those portions. I don't know how your particular one comes apart but some are designed to be reassembled. Consider the following one where you are able to remove the cutter: What you ...


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Not (easily) removable, but you can give it any shape you want: polymer clay. Baking temperature is not extremely hot, so I think your hooks can handle it, and then you can put the clay in the oven together with the hooks. Otherwise, you have to find a way to get the grip off the hook before you bake it. In that case, you can easily remove the grip, but you ...


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I had the same problem with crochet hooks when crocheting. Personally, I used foam pencil grips with the addition of some band aids to thicken the hook. Alternatively, try using Coban self adhesives to create an extra layer: and here is the link to the Coban page


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I was one of a few machinists that made the main pivot pin that links the Leatherman tools in the holder. Because the (stainless steel pin) material was very difficult to work down to the +-.0005 dimensions indicated using standard machine tooling, Leatherman made ongoing changes to the dimensions and material for cost effectiveness. The previous post, buy ...


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the drill press is a good idea for being able to get the same angular cut or grind on the tool in question I would also suggest getting some needle files. you can usually pick them up at Harbor Freight for a dollar or two if not you might be able to roll up some fine grit sandpaper small enough to where you can get it to fit the inside diameter of the tool. ...


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You can try a long, somewhat flexible needle for basting beads. I think it's less likely to break.


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