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That's nice of you to share your drawing, John. Before I met and played music with you, I admired your tone on your videos. Especially on that old Christmas song.
I highly recommend this pattern to any player with a set of tin snips.
I applied this pattern to the top of a can of Progresso soup and the result is my favorite banjo thimble. (The tin can worked GREAT with one potential problem: Buffing the edges was a challenge so I still worry about scratching the finish on my banjo, but it is such a nice thimble that I use it anyway.)
I needed to trim the "fingernail" portion a bit to get it to a size that suits me. The wide sides lend themsleves to getting a very nice comfortable fit with no pinching and no worries about falling off.
John, is the bottom point in the drawing the playing tip?
If so, are you sure you mean one square grid is 1/4"?- that would make the thimble a whopping 1 1/4" from playing tip to knuckle... ?
The bottom tip is the playing tip. The problem with smaller thimbles that I have is that they slide off my finger. this design is comfortable and stays on my hand. Of course, you can trim the shape to suit your hand.
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