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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Detail Work, Rigging, Fittings, Figures Etc. => Topic started by: wallace on January 28, 2011, 07:12:33 PM

Title: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: wallace on January 28, 2011, 07:12:33 PM
looking for a site thats sells small brass hooks for the end of the line on davits etc

  many thanks  wallace  :-))
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: barriew on January 28, 2011, 07:22:21 PM
I make my own from brass "eye bolts". Using taper pliers its quite easy. Squires sell the eye bolts. Of course if you don't have them, then just use fine brass wire.

Barrie
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: tigertiger on January 29, 2011, 02:35:34 AM
Barrie

I am confused. Do you mean screw eyes, as I can see how these could be opened with pliers?
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: wallace on January 29, 2011, 11:23:49 AM
Thanks for replies  this is a reply to     Barrie and also Tigertiger  here is a photo from my page about my building of the Sir Lancelot and if you have the time here are some of the numbers of the photos that i have put on site   No  570   592   621   645
they the hooks are for the floats and also the rear davit for charges hope this helps   my page about the building is under warships
and called building of the Sir Lancelot.
         hope this helps
                 


Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: DickyD on January 29, 2011, 02:27:23 PM
Squires do 4 different types, all in white metal. Cant find brass. {:-{

http://www.squirestools.com/11-19b.pdf
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: nemesis on January 29, 2011, 06:15:34 PM
Hello, use 1/8 brass brazing rod, anneal the end then beat it out and file to shape. Scale modellers can not always buy the fittings they require so they have to fabricate them. Nemesis
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: tt1 on January 29, 2011, 08:11:35 PM
Modelling Timbers and Model Dockyard do brass eyes and variations.
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: barriew on January 31, 2011, 07:47:32 AM
Barrie

I am confused. Do you mean screw eyes, as I can see how these could be opened with pliers?

No - plain brass. About 0.5mm brass wire with a loop(eye) at one end and straight shaft which I bend into a hook.

If you have Squires catalogue, look at Page 340.

These would not be quite the same shape  as the white metal ones - it would depend how tight you could  bend them.

Barrie

Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: bosun on January 31, 2011, 09:31:36 AM
Hy Wallace
If you are refering to the hook attached to the bottom block of the davit, have a look in your local Hobbycraft store, they do these hooks in packs of about five in varying sizes, and are used in the making of bead necklaces. They have a small spring like bar across the gap of the hook that stops  the other end of the necklace from pulling apart but this can easily be removed leaving just the hook. I use them on all my boats that need this type of attachment. Unfortunately they are not brass, but they look the same as what your pics show.
Bosun
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: wallace on January 31, 2011, 09:53:39 AM
THANKS TO ONE AND ALL FOR YOUR REPLIES AND HINTS VERY USEFULL    WALLACE
Title: Re: Brass hooks (small)
Post by: tigertiger on January 31, 2011, 10:17:05 AM
Squires do 4 different types, all in white metal. Cant find brass. {:-{

http://www.squirestools.com/11-19b.pdf

Brilliant.
Squires catalogue on line now. I didn't know this before.