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nonvpro
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Looking for a holder for thumb tips. A holder that would hold 2 or 3 thumb tips and attach inside a pocket with either Velcro or snaps.
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I can certainly have one made for you.
Do you have a sketch?
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I got one at a lecture which was just made of thin plastic.
Pretty sure you could make something simple with some cardboard and safety pins, but I guess you're looking for something more permanent.
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I use film catridges as TT holders. You know those old school non-DSLR cameras where you use a ROLL of FILMS that you'd need to develope after shooting? Well, the plastic tubes that holds the film roll works very well as TT holders. I've used them before when my act needed them. I don't perform that routine anymore.

Hope it helps.
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Jay Scott Berry sells a cloth one.
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I'll bet you could find some sort of bandolier that was originally designed to hold film cannisters or shotgun shells. For instance, here's a shell holder made for the buttstock of a shotgun -- I'll bet you could adapt it for your intended use.
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David Oliver has one that he makes for your pants or jacket pocket.
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Just came across this thread, I made a holder for multiple TTs.
It a large version of the traditional thimble holder.
Holds up to 4 TTs, can be pinned into packet, under jacket, wherever.
Can I post a photo or is this too public?
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You might look into older books dealing with hold outs for thimble routines...something might work as is or trigger an idea.
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Get an eye screw, a rubber stopper which fits your tt and a safety pin. Screw the eye screw into the top of the stopper . Insert the pin through the eye. Make as many holders as you need pin them inside your pocket. I bought one of these a convention. It is not my design. All parts available at Home depot or lowes. Glenn
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Try a cell phone holder that clips on your belt. There are many different types in Walmart and Dollar General. As long as it is somehow covered from sight,
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On Jan 13, 2018, Glenn Watson wrote:
Get an eye screw, a rubber stopper which fits your tt and a safety pin. Screw the eye screw into the top of the stopper . Insert the pin through the eye. Make as many holders as you need pin them inside your pocket. I bought one of these a convention. It is not my design. All parts available at Home depot or lowes. Glenn


I believe this is actually how a particular fish trick is done? The easiest way I have found to carry and use multiple tips at a time is by just putting them between my pants waist band and body.
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I have used this for years. The main reason I started building them is due to a lack of pockets in the SCA (Medieval Reenacting).

Film canisters are a good way to go, but they are a bit large in diameter, allowing the tips to rattle around. To prevent this, I started using sticky tac in the bottom of the canisters to hold the TTs in place, oriented for quick use. The tac also makes ditching the TT easier.

A better container is in what glucose test strips are packaged. Ask any diabetic if they have a few to spare. They are a smaller diameter, making the fit closer. Some of these canisters are a perfect fit for TTs. Again, put a small square of tack in the bottom to securely orient the tips.

If you need a row of these canisters, roughen up the surface with sandpaper, then glue them together with Goop or another brand of silicone glue. A row of these will fit in the pocket of a suit jacket. If you feel the need, safety pins can also be attached to pin the caddy to the inside of your pocket, or inverted behind the lower seam of your jacket.

With a bit of imagination, you can add an old credit card to house a coin or two, with rims sticking up enough to easily grasp and remove it.
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