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Flexishaft stop


#1

G’day; I have received requests for my idea of a thumb ring to hold
the shaft of the flexishaft still whilst one is manipulating the
chuck. It is a very simple thing and you can leave it on your thumb
ready for use next time it’s wanted. So I have put a scan of it
under ‘thumbring’ in the ftp Orchid site:-

	 hhttp://www.ganoksin.com/ftp/Thumring1.jpg

Try not to notice the bit of bluetack put there to hold the thing at
an angle whilst it was scanned! The little rod was a bit of 1/8
brazing rod and was cut to comfortable size after soldering. You
could use a nail. Take you 15 minutes to make. And no more hunting
around the junk on your bench for a suitable rod to stop the pesky
thing from going round. Cheers – John Burgess; @John_Burgess2 of
Mapua Nelson NZ


#2

Regarding your picture of the thumbring, totally excellent idea!!
Can I order one from you??

Carol


#3
    Regarding your picture of the thumbring, totally excellent
idea!! Can I order one from you?? Carol 

G’day Carol; thank you for your note and kind comments. I’m sorry; I
live so far away that the cost of the mail would far outweigh the
value of the thumbring. It really IS so easy to make. Simply get a
strip of thin brass or copper about half an inch wide, long enough so
when it is bent it would fit easily around your thumb. It is quite
unnecessary to join the two ends. Silver solder a little 3mm brass
rod or a 1/8" nail to the centre of it and bend the strip so it fits
easily around your thumb, cut off the rod (nail) to a suitable length
and round it off - - and that’s all! You could pretty it up if you
really want to but why? I’ve used mine for 5 years now and you’ve
seen how scruffy it looks! Cheers, – John Burgess; @John_Burgess2
of Mapua Nelson NZ where the apple orchards all around us are in full
blossom - and the snow on the nearby mountains looks beautiful in the
spring sunlight. I come all over poetical in the spring and get
caught necking with my wife of 54 years in the garden. Still in love
with the silly old thing. There’s no fool like an old one.