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Archive for June 16th, 2012

Quilting Pin Caps: Recycled O-Ring

While doing something else, I rediscovered the fact that common 5 gallon plastic bucket lids have an O-ring gasket that seals against the top of the bucket. Some seals are hollow tubes, some are solid rods:

5 gallon can lid gaskets

5 gallon can lid gaskets

The white O-ring has about the right consistency to serve as a quilting pin cap, along the lines of those 3D printed and silicone rubber filled cylinders. Although the rubber / plastic stuff isn’t quite as squishy as silicone snot, it holds the pin point firmly without much of a push.

Chopping the O-ring into 10 mm sections produced another small box of prototypes:

Lid gaskets as pin caps

Lid gaskets as pin caps

Garden planting season remains in full effect, shoving all quilting projects to the back burner and delaying the evaluation phase of the project…

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