OK, so this is actually a post for my Ganoksin Blog.
Problem is Orchid uses that Word press format and I HATE word press.
So I first have to post here, then copy and paste into Word press, then it works.
Firstly, thanks to Marko for giving us a heads-up for the Azure tool.
It goes without say that everyone who is an active member of Orchid is by default a tool junkie.
I am no different, and when I saw the tool displayed in the video here, I literally stopped everything and made myself one.
I used 5mm square steel that one buys at the hardware store.
In fact everything for this tool is easily available at the store.
I drill two holes and tap one side and the other side I drill 3.5mm holes, so they slide .
I cut some wood from those paint mixing sticks one can buy.
I just used some temporary screws until the glue was hard.
Of course, leather strips are also an option.
I use wood like this on my engraving ball as well and then when it is time to replace I clean it off and put new pieces on.
Then I used some 3 mm threaded bar and locked it into position at the bottom with some nuts.
I ground them flat on the sides.
Initially I turned some threaded tubing, but I didn’t really like it.
So I changed them to 3mm wing nuts.
I had some brass ones, but of course steel ones will work just as well.
And then once I had this cool tool finished, it actually dawned on me that it is a tool for holding a piece so that one can pierce azure easily.
It is not a universal clamp for setting of fabricating.
There are far better methods of clamping available.
But never mind, it is still a great addition for the odd occasion that I need to azure the underside of apiece.