Sunday, 24 August 2008

Fids

Fids are multi-purpose tools either manufactured (such as the All Nova tool) or made by the user. These can be used to open came, to dress the flanges, to push the glass, clean the cement from the edges of the lead came, and to do multiple things that would otherwise hurt your fingers. 



They are traditionally made from wood and you can whittle one from a piece of hardwood in a few minutes, so you can have a number for various purposes. 


Kebab sticks are good for tight curves and points, but you should use picks with large diameter handles to avoid carpal tunnel problems and reduce the tiring effort of grasping a very small diameter stick.