I found the site - Instructables
And of course the thought hit me - duh! make my own marbling tool!!!
I laid down Amaco's comb and cut a strip of Friendly Plastic the same size, and laid heavy duty straigt pins across it. Not sure how this would come out, I decided to set them half way up the plastic as I didn't want them moving when I use the tool.
Once I got them where I wanted them, I placed the silpat which was already on my tray, on the griddle and let the strip melt and then pressed the pins down into the plastic:
Then I laid another strip of Friendly Plastic over the top of that and let it melt down into my base.
After it was melted, I dipped it into cold water and decided it wasn't thick enough, so I set the piece on top of a strip of black. It definitely needs 3 layers of Friendly Plastic in order to have enough depth to feel right when you use the tool.
Here's my first attempt. Yes, I can inlay and decorate the top, but hey - it's a tool!! I may just leave it the way it is! And it absolutely works. I'll try to post my comparisons later today.
And yes, I still want Amaco to make me one because I like professional looking tools. But you can see that I can now marble and chevron in much narrower paths and I think this is just what I was wanting! If you want blunt ends to the pins, just take your wire cutters and cut them off. I think I'll leave mine sharp - no kids here!!
I think it's just beyond amazing that you can use this medium to make a tool to increase what you can do with this medium!!! Dare I show this to Kerry? He'll be off making all kinds of tools for his model trains! LOL!!! And I just hope that the next time I'm going nuts looking for a tool that I can't find anywhere (I did google for a narrower comb and didn't see it anywhere).....I hope I will remember to try and make it using Friendly Plastic!!!