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I made one from the cork of a special bottle of tequila.

Fortaleza tequila. Was amazing to drink and very easy to then use the cork, trim some pipe cleaners from eBay and stick in the cork.

Simple.

 

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The main problem with my version is the pins are fairly soft and will bend a bit like a paper clip. I think Reiss uses decent spring steel wires which don't easily kink. My pins came from a craft shop on Ebay, and I suspect that nichrome inoculation loops would also kink rather than spring. Might be worth buying a length of spring steel wire, but I'm not sure what gauge would be stiff enough without being overly thick. Maybe a G string? (stop sniggering at the back!)

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I was tempted to make my own from spare bicycle spokes as I think the J bends on them would be quite good at mixing. Never got round to it and bought the Londinium one in the end, works well and wires are pretty sturdy.

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45 minutes ago, hotmetal said:

The main problem with my version is the pins are fairly soft and will bend a bit like a paper clip. I think Reiss uses decent spring steel wires which don't easily kink. My pins came from a craft shop on Ebay, and I suspect that nichrome inoculation loops would also kink rather than spring. Might be worth buying a length of spring steel wire, but I'm not sure what gauge would be stiff enough without being overly thick. Maybe a G string? (stop sniggering at the back!)

I was thinking that stainless steel inoculation loops would do the job but they are quite expensive for just making one tool. It is a shame I don't work in a lab anymore. Spring steel wire might be a good choice. Might have to do some more investigating over christmas.

 

Something like this could work: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/30pcs-Spinner-Lure-Making-Wire-Spinner-Shaft-Stainless-Steel-Bending-Forming-/223801783218

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It doesn’t need to be complicated... 

this was my fancy one for a while. It did the trick

 

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1 hour ago, Northern_Monkey said:

I was tempted to make my own from spare bicycle spokes as I think the J bends on them would be quite good at mixing. Never got round to it and bought the Londinium one in the end, works well and wires are pretty sturdy.

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🤦‍♂️
 

I’ve never thought of this. Must have a thousand spokes in the garage. 
 

FWIW, I use WDT with every shot. With the Mignon grinder it’s almost a necessity with a bottomless PF. I just use a cocktail stick, nice as it doesn’t mark the basket at all. 

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Introducing the Sloughdinium MkII, new improved ghetto version of the LDT. Instead of a lump of Sugru and 3 easily bent eye pins, the 'luxury' (ha!) MkII now features a mini cork and longer, less bendable pins which are actually spring steel for making your own fishing lures. Couple of quid on Ebay via a slow boat from China.

The hotmetalette's response was 'just get one off Etsy and have done with it'. Muahahaha... my work here is done. I might suggest to her that my Christmas project is to make a 1-group dual boiler lever machine next, using bean cans and sweetie tins...
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2 hours ago, hotmetal said:

... I might suggest to her...

Wow you're a brave man 😰 ....Rule No.1 in Happy Marriages (aka How to live longer), Never ever "suggest" anything to a woman unless there is a clear exit route; you are armed with flowers/chocolate/s; or your life is crap and you've decided to end it all and this seemed like a better option than head in the oven.

Well done on the ghetto version...IMO it just needs some "graffiti"/other to make it look "ard"

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On 19/04/2020 at 09:29, adam85 said:

...Another excuse for me to show what I made at Christmas 😅😁  In my opinion, works well --- and in this time of lockdown, you've every right to make use of a bottled drink that has a cork to use 🙃

Nice advice chaps!

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Oooh yes, I get to share this again 🤣

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Introducing the Sloughdinium MkII, new improved ghetto version of the LDT. Instead of a lump of Sugru and 3 easily bent eye pins, the 'luxury' (ha!) MkII now features a mini cork and longer, less bendable pins which are actually spring steel for making your own fishing lures. Couple of quid on Ebay via a slow boat from China.

The hotmetalette's response was 'just get one off Etsy and have done with it'. Muahahaha... my work here is done. I might suggest to her that my Christmas project is to make a 1-group dual boiler lever machine next, using bean cans and sweetie tins...
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@hotmetal Those fishing lures look really good. 

I made one out of the classic pipe cleaners. It is serving me well, but they are a bit springy and the coffee tends to get stuck in the twists, so needs a wipe after each use. Something stiffer and that requires less maintenance would be a good upgrade. 

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I had also looked at eye pins. Need to be careful of thickness. 

https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/759261095/25-or-100-extra-long-80mm-8cm-strong?ref=reviews 

If you wanted to go in to WDT production then this site sells rolls of 1.6mm wire - but straightening it is probably going to be the issue. 

https://www.wires.co.uk/acatalog/ss316.html?gclid=CjwKCAiA_eb-BRB2EiwAGBnXXsy1gFuTcEeuZoc3jf0L0jR6g-nYEpV4Xd2SocxF9Ne_KUmPDxDC7RoCkQ8QAvD_BwE#ass1000_2d316_2d050

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