8 inch clothespin plans

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Those look great! I just wish there was a "normal" sized clothespin in the picture to get a better sense of scale.
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JPG wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:40 pm
reible wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:12 pm BTW don't order paint from them. The lady said they have not had any in months and no idea when it will return.

Got the 10 springs on order.

Does anyone know if the real thing was beech, well at least at one time??

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Probably not for these but, back when we still hung clothes outside some of the pins stayed outside 24/7 on the lines. I don't know what wood they were made from but they sure weathered OK and lasted for a LONG time. Long=years and years.
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jsburger wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:03 pm
JPG wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:40 pm
reible wrote: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:12 pm BTW don't order paint from them. The lady said they have not had any in months and no idea when it will return.

Got the 10 springs on order.

Does anyone know if the real thing was beech, well at least at one time??

Ed
Does it matter?

Probably not for these but, back when we still hung clothes outside some of the pins stayed outside 24/7 on the lines. I don't know what wood they were made from but they sure weathered OK and lasted for a LONG time. Long=years and years.
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If I recall , and I could be wrong ,, they use to be made from maple , maple wont leach any tannins or stains into the laundry . all though they are only a few left mom still has some you just push down over the laundry and the clothes line that are as old as I am .
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Got my springs today. Don't have the large size designed yet but I can show the large spring vs the standard clothespin.
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First cut of a design shown. Will attempt to build a 1/2 of one to see how it's starting to look, maybe pine, or if I have some scraps of hardwood that might work, will see.
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Plans subject to changes as I go....... so if you decide to try this let me know how it works or just wait for me to make one at some point.

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Please note the 1-1/2" dimension is really 1-3/8", forgot to recapture after changes.......... sorry.

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Has anyone tried making the older style clothespin?
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ryanbp01 wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:52 pm Has anyone tried making the older style clothespin?
OLDER? Style?

The one piece springless ones are the new 'improved' style.

Wikipedia say I got that bas ackwareds. :o
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No problem JPG, just curious.
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knew I had the plans, wasn't satisficed till I found them.
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