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    Default Seam rippers

    For those that are doing Seam Rippers with the single tool, I have discovered that the end clip can actually be disassembled so that only the end cap can be fitted.

    The section that is pressed into the body can be unscrewed and the clip removed.
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    My daughter, who sews costumes for a lot of dance groups, has asked me to leave the clips on. Why? To stop them rolling off the bench
    Saves her heaps of time searching and picking them up.

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    I was thinking they look better without the clip but what Gary says makes sense.

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    I put flats on two sides for just that reason.

    Also, I've found double-ended seam rippers are more popular, if you can source the different sized 'hooks.' Does away with the end cap altogether.


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    Hey Skew, I think that the double enders are more popular as well, but just recently supplies of the kits has dried up, all I could get was the 1 end as a "spare" and used up my supply of caps.
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    Yeah, some parts are becoming rather difficult to source affordably.

    In the past I have 'salvaged' pieces from things bought in Op shops & $2 stores, seam-rippers included, but they're rarely as straightforward to incorporate into turnings as the modular kits.

    They certainly make for some unique pieces, though!
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    I made seam rippers before "kits", became available. The rippers were bought from Spotlight, and originally the "tool" was removed from the plastic and embedded in wood. Lately, to add some colour the tool is left in it's plastic holder.

    A high teck tool to ream the taper was made from the tang of a rat tail file. It was "sharpened" by honing on all four sides to produce four sharp corners.

    Finished ripper

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    Opened
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    Ready to replace for use
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    High teck tool for taper.
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