Damn! This group is good.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I tried a hole saw and it worked except
I had to be careful about tearout on the exit side. I have a 1-1/8 OD
hole saw, which produces a 1" disk (too small) and the next saw is
1-1/2, which is too big.
I tried Robin Lee's idea of taping a razor knife blade to a hole saw,
but I couldn't fasten the blade securely (perhaps with a hose clamp?).
The hole punch is probably the best way to go (I just wanted to avoid
having to make the punch...although punching is probably quicker than
However, the suggestion that they are available ready-made is very
tempting. I'm not sure I want to order them from the states, but small
disks like I need are often used as cushions on the bottoms of pots,
boxex, etc., so maybe I can find some locally.
That would be ideal, especially since I don't need 50 disks (as
orignially stated) but 100. I'm making 50 luthiers clamps and of course
each clamp has TWO surfaces that need pads.
So, its off to the store for ready-made disks or a piece of brass or
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