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Stay Tab Bending Pliers Jaw Insert

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Stay Tab Bending Pliers Jaw Insert by seanmichaelragan Oct 2, 2012

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Description

I have this trick of making chain mail with soda can tabs. The mail looks best if all the tabs are bent to exactly the same angle, which is very hard to do without a jig. So I printed this custom insert for a commercial pair of jeweler's forming pliers, which indexes and bends a single tab exactly the same way each time.

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Thanks man. =)

Amazing! I've been using a staple remover to bend the tabs, This will be so much easier and faster! Too bad I have to wait until Feb. to get my 3D printer. Thanks for the awesome idea/3D model! You Rock.

Nice. Nice tutorial, too.
I hope they wont change the design on the tap opener on you too soon.

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Instructions

Print on FFF platform of your choice. It fits in place of the factory nylon jaw in Rio Grande's Forming Pliers with One Nylon Jaw (catalog #111605) using two small (#3?) wood screws through factory mounting holes in underside of jaw.

riogrande.com/Product/Forming-Pliers-with-One-Nylon-Jaw/111605

For more info on the stay-tab chainmail technique, see

makeprojects.com/Project/Pop-Top-Lamp-Shade/898/1

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CorySTG on Nov 5, 2013 said:

Amazing! I've been using a staple remover to bend the tabs, This will be so much easier and faster! Too bad I have to wait until Feb. to get my 3D printer. Thanks for the awesome idea/3D model! You Rock.

seanmichaelragan on Nov 9, 2013 said:

Thanks man. =)

TakeItAndRun on Oct 5, 2012 said:

Nice. Nice tutorial, too.
I hope they wont change the design on the tap opener on you too soon.

Misae on Oct 3, 2012 said:

BEST PROFILE PIC EVER!!! :D

maxumx on Oct 3, 2012 said:

NICE, i have this same trick when i make soda maille, good tool addition for sure.

http://i70.photobucket.com/alb...

IcanCwhatUsay on Oct 3, 2012 said:

What drinks have the different color tabs? 

anode505 on Oct 3, 2012 said:

 Krylon, Rustoleum, etc. :)

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