First attempt at a pick

I have been wanting to make a pick but have been searching for an appropriate material, when I finally came across (or atleast put thought to) our banding material used at work. When I was fabricating, I would use strips of banding to aid in fitting so over the long weekend I just happed to have a piece in my tool box.

I am really liking my Sparrows Medusa, so I decided on a whim to trace its shape and see how difficult it would be to cut with my zip disks got my Dremel.

The initial cut wasn't too bad. I made sure to leave lots of material to work with.

I then used a grinding bit and file to start making shape of the tip.

It's really starting to take shape here

At this point the tip is a bit long, but it works just as great as the original. I was really wanting to makemit personable to me, so I started making some shapes, and added a top hat in inspiration of Mad Hatter Labs.

At this point I was pretty happy. When originally starting with the banding it was .031 thick with coating, and I was able to bring it to .026 which allowed for clean movements.

The finished product is something I am proud of. After letting the paint dry I have been successful in picking and raking features this design.

My running time on fabricating this was approximately 2 hours. There was a lot of visualizing and believe I can shorten the fabrication time greatly with my next pick. 

Over all, very happy with the outcome and performance of this pick

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