- Jul 18, 2012
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I've thought about trying this. Seems like it would be fun and not to hard. Anyways any ideas about how to go about doing it?
Not personally. But I have known people who have. It's a fun way to get some custom stuff. Use an old credit card or gift card that's the thickness you want. Can't do metal from what I understand (although I am not certain on that). And doing any more than a few at a time will have your hands and wrists begging for mercy. You can look online for other things to use. One I heard of was to use that thin stiff plastic from product packaging (the stuff that's a pain to open, and you have to cut the hell out of it). Use clear glue to sandwich an image you want (comic page, photo, etc), between the plastic. Then punch it out. Blam! Custom picks. The edges (no matter the material) are also always rough. Need to be filed down with an emery board or something similar.I usually make wooden ones from my scraps of rosewood etc. that are not big enough for anything else I just do it w/ the belt sander and then throw them on the buffing wheel, that's one way you can do it
EDIT: Also just came across w/ google, check it out PICK PUNCH Make your own guitar picks! Anyone ever used one before?
Pine would possibly be too soft, but mahogany should be OK if you pay careful attention to the grain direction.Thanks guys for the ideas. I will have to try making some today.
I tried making one with a dremel tool to no success but I will try again.
I'm probably going to use wood scraps from my build( pine and mahogany)