Thread: rim painting
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:20 PM
NewOrleansFlyer NewOrleansFlyer is offline
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Default Re: rim painting

'I made a small jig for splitting 1/4" tubing (found somewhere on the web) and it sure saves time when doing the drinking straw thing. Splits them quick! Think of a pyramid with a hole drilled from the tip top to the center of the bottom. Think that you make 2 pyramid pieces of "bread" Then sandwich a razor blade in the middle of the 2 wooden "sides" just so that a small corner pokes into the hole. Slide the straw into the bottom of the pyramid and pull it out the top hole. The razor blade cuts the tube as it is pulled through the hole. Sounds complicated, but it is easy. I'll post a pic tomorrow
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