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    tmac1956
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    All:

    I’ve been scouring the Internet looking for boxwood slips… to no avail. Does anyone know where I can buy these?

    Thanks!
    tmac

    #53173
    david pierce
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    TMAC,
    Always check with Uncle Larry’s Watch Shop. He gets stuff like that in all of the time.
    david

    #53174
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    @david pierce wrote:

    TMAC,
    Always check with Uncle Larry’s Watch Shop. He gets stuff like that in all of the time.
    david

    Will do.

    Thanks!
    tmac

    #53175
    tmac1956
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    It looks like I can create my own by buying one of the old boxwood folding carpentry rulers off eBay.

    Later,
    tmac

    #53176
    david pierce
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    Tmac,
    There must be any number of other woods that can be used for this application. Boxwood is traditionally used but why won’t other types of wood work?
    david

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    Bob Tascione
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    Hi guys,
    Thought I’d jump in here real quick before heading out for the day.
    That’s a really good question David. Boxwood works well as an absorbent for drying parts and as a polishing stick because of it’s lack or at least very low amount of resin. I also would like to know where boxwood slips can be found Tmac. If anyone finds a source please let us know.

    Have fun today!
    Bob

    edit: here’s a link to a previous discussion we had here about boxwood that may or may not be helpful.
    http://www.clockrepairtips.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=62

    #53178
    willofiam
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    hey tmac1956, I looked high and low for boxwood sawdust (is this what you are looking for?), found it at a local jeweler, when I asked them if they had any they looked at me funny wondering what I would need such a thing for, ended up giving me a handful for free which should last awhile. not sure what they would use it for. William

    #53179
    david pierce
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    Tmac,
    Check with GROBET USA, they carry boxwood polishing sticks and the polishing compounds that are used with them. You might also want to check with FALCON and other injection mold supply houses.
    david

    #53180
    tmac1956
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    @david pierce wrote:

    Tmac,
    Check with GROBET USA, they carry boxwood polishing sticks and the polishing compounds that are used with them. You might also want to check with FALCON and other injection mold supply houses.
    david

    david:

    Once I changed my search to boxwood polishing sticks in lieu of boxwood slips, I came up with several sites. This one has a a good selection:

    http://www.artcotools.com/artco-boxwood-sticks.html

    Thanks!
    tmac

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    tmac1956
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    @tmac1956 wrote:

    @david pierce wrote:

    Tmac,
    Check with GROBET USA, they carry boxwood polishing sticks and the polishing compounds that are used with them. You might also want to check with FALCON and other injection mold supply houses.
    david

    david:

    Once I changed my search to boxwood polishing sticks in lieu of boxwood slips, I came up with several sites. This one has a a good selection:

    http://www.artcotools.com/artco-boxwood-sticks.html

    Thanks!
    tmac

    Update… Artcotools calls these sticks “boxwood” but a closer look reveals that they are actually “…made of select white birch…”. Since boxwood isn’t white birch, this appears to be another dead end.

    The link that David provided looks promising, but they appear to be a wholesaler. It will take a little more digging to find out who they sell to and if their buyers are selling the boxwood sticks.

    You can buy the old boxwood carpenters folding rulers pretty cheap (not the super old antiques, but the ones from the 1970’s) like this one on eBay:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-72-Lufkin-X46-Boxwood-Brass-Red-End-Extension-Wood-Folding-Rule-Ruler-/261183825276?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccfc4e57c

    You can break this up into 12 pieces which should last awhile.

    just an idea…

    Later,
    tmac

    #53182
    mahlon
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    Box wood is a fine end grained wood. The next ime you see someone trimming they’er hedges, pick up the dead pieces, grined them up to a fine dust and you will have all the boxwood you will need. I have been using barbeque scewers for pivot holes. they seem to work very well. They are alittle harder then true boxwood,but alot easier to find.
    Mahlon

    #53183
    tmac1956
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    @david pierce wrote:

    Tmac,
    Check with GROBET USA, they carry boxwood polishing sticks and the polishing compounds that are used with them. You might also want to check with FALCON and other injection mold supply houses.
    david

    david:

    I got a response from one of Grobet’s sellers. However, I can’t see where they carry the boxwood slips.

    https://www.ishor.com/Handpiece.php

    When I get more reponses, I’ll post them.
    Later,
    tmac

    #53184
    tmac1956
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    @tmac1956 wrote:

    @david pierce wrote:

    Tmac,
    Check with GROBET USA, they carry boxwood polishing sticks and the polishing compounds that are used with them. You might also want to check with FALCON and other injection mold supply houses.
    david

    david:

    I got a response from one of Grobet’s sellers. However, I can’t see where they carry the boxwood slips.

    https://www.ishor.com/Handpiece.php

    When I get more reponses, I’ll post them.
    Later,
    tmac

    Update… Gorbet’s boxwood sticks are now a discontinued item…
    Just FYI
    tmac

    #53185
    tmac1956
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    All:

    It looks like the boxwood sample could be cut into strips and shaped as required for a given slip shape.

    http://eisenbrandhardwoods.com/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=boxwood&osCsid=5p0bt2ulkja3efdeu8b271j8i4&search.x=0&search.y=0

    Just a thought…

    Thanks,
    tmac

    #53186
    tmac1956
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    All:

    Since boxwood appears to be difficult to find, I’ve been looking at alternatives. Based upon the URL below, it looks like orange wood will work (often used in peg wood), and basswood might be acceptable as well.

    Ideas?

    http://www.moldmakingtechnology.com/articles/efficiency-the-future-of-polishing

    Thanks!
    tmac

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