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Old 2011-07-17, 11:22am
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Default I think I invented a tool That doesn't exist..

It puts a very decent hole in hot glass, wham, one easy step! I modified something I found at the dollar store! It really works! I've looked around and do not see any tool like it! What do I do with this? I mean, would it be wrong to try to make a buck? I have alot of doctor bills.....
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Old 2011-07-17, 11:54am
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Hey I'd be interested! I always have a problem with the tweezers to make holes and tungsten picks don't work for me either.
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Old 2011-07-17, 12:17pm
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I would be interested too... I'm not Crazy about the Peter tweezers I bought.
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Old 2011-07-17, 12:19pm
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Old 2011-07-17, 12:25pm
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The Peters tweezers aren't for making holes in glass, just for marking equal points on both sides of a bead (like targeting where fish eyes should be).

I'd like to see your tool too, I have a heck of a time making holes, especially in button shanks.

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Old 2011-07-17, 12:32pm
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I'd be interested and imho there is nothing wrong with trying to make a living out of something you came up with .
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Old 2011-07-17, 12:39pm
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Thank you! I was so dang frustrated with this! I had learned to make off mandrel hearts but couldn't get a hole in them and the loop deal freaked me out, I tried the tweezer deal, well made my own, nope.. ah I still remember how frustrated I was, then when I figured it out, ahhhhhhhhhh I was so excited, with no one to tell that really got it! I'll try to post some pictures, that I have trouble with, the sizing! I'd like to see someone take my tool and make it professional, it really works!
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Old 2011-07-17, 12:58pm
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The Peters tweezers aren't for making holes in glass, just for marking equal points on both sides of a bead (like targeting where fish eyes should be).

I'd like to see your tool too, I have a heck of a time making holes, especially in button shanks.

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Thanks Sharon. I did not realize that.

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Old 2011-07-17, 1:10pm
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Going to try to upload a few pictures, the sizing thing kills me.
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Old 2011-07-17, 1:14pm
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I'm a graphic designer and would be happy to size them for you ... it would literally take a couple of minutes. If you want, you can send them to me at:

angie@gdetails.com

I'll size them and send them right back.
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Old 2011-07-17, 2:28pm
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Thank you Angie, I have been trying, talking about frustration! I just sent you an email, it wouldn't let me type anything! lol I hate computer crap! I should try a better pic, but this is the one I snapped. Thanks again!
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Old 2011-07-17, 2:28pm
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You can also get a free program, called Irfanview, that resizes quite easily.
Just resize the image, and then for the web make the quality no more than about 80% to keep your kb size down. (I've tried them at higher and even with the same dimensions it just is too big.)
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Old 2011-07-17, 2:34pm
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Here's the pic from Joni showing the holes in the glass hearts .... need to know how to easily do this!!!

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Old 2011-07-17, 2:42pm
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My biggest issue with hearts is making the hole. If it was reasonable I would buy one.
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Old 2011-07-17, 2:45pm
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Thanks so much Angie! That's very kind of you, I appreciate it! I just need to sit down and figure the dang picture thing out! I will, I miss so much not being able to participate because I can't figure it out! I hate computer crap!
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Old 2011-07-17, 2:47pm
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Thank you Eileen I will give it a shot!!!!
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Old 2011-07-17, 3:43pm
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I would be interested in buying one. Or maybe even you can make a tutorial on how to make your own and use it???

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Old 2011-07-17, 4:51pm
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The tutorial idea is interesting!
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Old 2011-07-17, 5:05pm
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I think you might make more money by
offering a 5 or 10 $ tutorial on how to
modify the tool, AND offer the tool itself
to those who don't want to do it themselves.
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Old 2011-07-17, 5:38pm
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[quote=SharonP;3627574]The Peters tweezers aren't for making holes in glass, just for marking equal points on both sides of a bead (like targeting where fish eyes should be).QUOTE]

I have used the Peter's Tweezers to make holes successfully for years. I also have used other tools, but Peter's makes great holes for me
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Old 2011-07-17, 6:59pm
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I bought a tool on lampwork that was inexpensive and works well. If I can figure out who I bought it from I will post it. It looks like reformed needle nose pliers.
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Old 2011-07-17, 7:14pm
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This sounds very interesting and most definitely worth checking out! I can't wait to see what you decide to do. The holes look great so I am definitely intrigued!
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I bought a tool on lampwork that was inexpensive and works well. If I can figure out who I bought it from I will post it. It looks like reformed needle nose pliers.
The pliers you're talking about sound like the ones that Jodie of Ruskin Designs. Hers are awesome for making holes!
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OMG I need to be able to make nice consistent holes...I will buy one!!! The tutorial idea is great too I just don't have the time....send me an invoice for the tool and I will be happy to pay it!!!!
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Old 2011-07-17, 8:44pm
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Spooky how's it going in Iowa? I moved from Mason City here to Az, I sure get home sick once in awhile! I'll be sure to let people know when I figure it out!!!
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Spooky how's it going in Iowa? I moved from Mason City here to Az, I sure get home sick once in awhile! I'll be sure to let people know when I figure it out!!!
OMG so HOT right now!!!! I will have to look around to find the perfect thing but i will be happy to send ya some Iowa memories!!
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Old 2011-07-17, 11:40pm
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Maria: That is exactly what they are and I love them for making my bails. here's the link for anyone wanting to check them out. http://www.etsy.com/shop/RuskinDesigns
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I hope you do well with this Joni. Medical bills suck.
Selling a tut on how to modify something from the dollar store sounds great.
I hope we have the same thing this side of the Atlantic. . .

ETA oh and Joni - I don't know about Irfanview, I'm sure it would work. The free program I downloaded is called Gimp and I use that to change the size of my pics so they go easily into the image uploader here.
Pm me if you'd like my route from camera to thread.
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Thank you Anna!
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Old 2011-07-19, 5:52am
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Bail Biters are available through various sources. If your idea is different from the ones out there, then I would say that you invented it! I like the idea of including a tutorial....or instructions for that matter.

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