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    I showed this to my wife who's really into arts & crafts and she ordered one. I'll let you know what its like when it arrives. We also ordered some blank pick material. We're gonna see if we can print on it. If that works, that'll be cool. If not, I was thinking of just printing something on paper and adhere it to the blank material - then punch it out. Kinda like a business card that you can use to pick with.
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    Heck, old credit cards, used iTunes gift cards, stuff like that. I would definitely make use use of one.

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    I wonder if it can punch brass. I've got some pieces of my last drummer's old cymbals around here somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikH View Post
    I have to get one of these. Out of picks and need one real fast? Punch it out.

    http://www.pickpunch.com/
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    Default Re: Make Your Own Picks

    I use Dunlop .88's, which have beveled edges (which give the sharp bite I need) and raised lettering (that keeps them from slipping out of my fingers). Can you make your own picks like that? I can't play with a regular plain pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agileguy_101 View Post
    It's pretty damn cool. It's more of a novelty, but how cool is it to make picks out of old CD's?
    I think they recommend you don't use those, since that material is
    brittle and will crack easily. I bought one a few months ago (there's a thread
    on here somewhere) and also got some sheets of Delrin and polycarbonate
    to mess with.

    As others have noted here, one of the drawbacks is that you can't punch heavy
    materials--meaning you have to superglue two punched picks together if you
    want something in the 1.0 mm thickness range--but since I actually bought this
    as more of an artsy/craftsy project, I like the idea of making custom picks with
    pictures sandwiched in and sealed with Superglue. And I do keep a lot of picks
    made from credit cards and old gift cards around, super handy to keep around
    the house!

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