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Removing Flax With A Pick
Success! The first flax ring is on its way out!
1/60s f/4.0 at 50.0mm
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Excellent pictures & description. My pick didn't work too well. I used a 1 1/2" sheet rock screw. Found the seam & using a screwdriver turn the screw in; using a pliers at the screwhead & using the nut for leverage pulled the first layer of packing out, same for the next layer
GREAT article owever you didn't mention how to put the new flux back in. Do I cut the ring to slide over the shaft? This article was mostly idiod proof except for that part.
Thanks, Rick Haynes