Seam Ripper Kit - Chrome
Turn your own custom seam ripper. This WoodRiver® Seam Ripper Kit includes a sharp reversible blade that can be stored in the handle when not in use. A clip is also included to secure the seam ripper to any pocket.Features:Easy & fun kit to createReversible blade can be stored...
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Turn your own custom seam ripper. This WoodRiver® Seam Ripper Kit includes a sharp reversible blade that can be stored in the handle when not in use. A clip is also included to secure the seam ripper to any pocket.
- Easy & fun kit to create
- Reversible blade can be stored inside of the handle
- Excellent sewing accessory
- Durable plated finish
- Finish: Chrome
- (1) WoodRiver - Seam Ripper Kit - Chrome
- In order to construct a completed seam ripper, you will also need Letter "O" Pen Makers Drill Bit (#149140), Seam Ripper Kit Bushings (#154330), mandrel, and 3/4" x 3/4" x 3-5/16" turning blank, all sold separately.
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Nice project but not practicle!
I am a wood worker but also a quilter. I have made many of these for customers but without replacement blades I am going to drop these from my inventory! Having to buy another kit just to replace a broken/dull seam ripper blade make them impractical as an item that I will carry in my inventory. Yes, these do get dull! You need to figure out how to replace them without purchasing a complete kit!
Killer Gift Idea
I was in store before the holidays after buying my first lathe and the drive to make a few gifts for friends and family this year. I had come in for some blanks to make handles for ice cream scoopers and pizza cutters. The salesman noticed my hand made masks my wife and I were wearing. They were made by my mom who made over 900 of them in the early months of the pandemic. As any good salesman would, he pointed these seam rippers out to me as another thoughtful gift. He mentioned he had been informed the blades were sharp japanese steel and we're really nice. It sounded fun and the kit wasn't very expensive so I grabbed one. It was my first time needing a pen mandrel so there was a learning curve. After a few youtube videos and a trip back to Woodcraft to get the bushings for this as well I was all set. Luckily I had the foresight to buy extra brass tubes knowing I was likely to screw up on my first try. I used a spare piece of walnut I had to give it a go. I think I nailed it on my second attempt. I was floored. It's was beautiful. And now I'm hooked. Bought like 3 more kits for other people in my life. I just need an excuse to make them.
Don't waste your money
The o rings are cheap and no instructions came with the kit. Better seam ripper kits can be found elsewhere for cheaper
People Like Them
This is an update to my earlier review. I've made and sold several of these. A couple of hints for assembly. After gluing up, I use a rotary tool with a small brass brush to clean up the ends of the brass tubing. I also spray some silicon on a cotton swab and spread it around the inside of the tube to make the O-ring easier to slide. The O-rings are a pain to put on, and if lost or broke (and you will) it's really hard to find a replacement. I usually don't put on the pocket clip. Some buyers have asked me to remove them. Also some users prefer a bit of a lip at the end to give them something to push against when ripping. Nice kit and goes together well.
Pretty nice kit
I just finished a kit. It was the first time I ever turned this type of item (with pen/seam ripper mandrel). It was somewhat confusing when setting up the turning and mandrel, but it seem to end up OK. I think I got the wrong size bushing on the wrong end, and even after finishing it, I'm still not sure. The clip isn't the handiest if you make a fatter handle. I had to bend it to fit better, but it works OK. The O-rings are finicky to install and I have some reservations as to their durability. I used a rotary tool with a brass brush to clean up the inside of the brass tube before I put the sharp end together. All-in-all, a pretty simple gadget. My quilter wife likes it, and has ordered some for Christmas gifts. If she likes it, I like it.
This is a good project but the o-rings tend to break easy. Use a little Vaseline to help protect the o-rings