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    Quote Originally Posted by billster View Post
    Since I've put aside my metalworking for a while, and am concentrating on woodworking (guitars, ukuleles, basses), I decided that hardwood and plastic (Delrin, nylon, urethane) clamp pads of this design would be helpful in those builds.
    I think the body and swivel could be dense, oiled hardwood, and many suppliers offer plastic spheres. Not sure how to retain them, wood isn't known to stake very well. Maybe a thin punched metal or plastic frame?

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    Can you make ME one?
    :-)

    I love it!

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    On my list, I have a variety of Delrin balls on the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesWaugh View Post
    Can you make ME one?
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    Uh, no.
    Not one anyway. Making the sector is best done as a single turning then sawn in half. However, compile a list of buyers; yours could be free. I could mail them flat rate USPS anywhere in the contiguous US. This applies to version depicted, metallic not plastic.



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