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Pounce Wheels
« on: November 29, 2009, 10:04:37 am »

Hy Guys
I have been looking around the web for a pounce wheel with inter changeable heads for making rivet detail. I cant find anything in the UK, any one have any ideas/links they could help me out with.
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ian kennedy

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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 11:23:51 am »

Hi Bosun,

I make my own rivet stamps, using old clock gears. Try to find some broken clocks, skips are a good source or a local jeweller may be sympathetic as many different sizes of sprockets and cogs are available.

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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2009, 11:30:05 am »

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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2009, 11:36:23 am »

SquiresTools do pounce wheels in several sizes see their tools and materials catalogue page 285  www.squirestools.com

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Doug

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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2009, 11:41:05 am »

Doug
The Squire tools link does not seem to work for me. Tried via Google too, no go.
Cheers
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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2009, 11:58:40 am »

Hy Guys
Many thanks for the info,
 Ian, will have a look around for some old clock gears ect, and give them a go
Rob, I checked out the link you posted and that seems perfect, will order today
 Doug ,,I cant seem to log in to Squires either, it,s coming up as not allowed, will have to phone them and order the new catalogue
Thanks Fella,s
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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2009, 12:04:15 pm »

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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2009, 12:04:55 pm »

There seems to be something wrong with the Squires site at the moment.
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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2009, 01:54:05 pm »

 Yo.
When you check the Cammet site note they have 2 versions (size range) of pounce wheels. Second set looks larger. ???
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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2009, 03:09:42 pm »

By the way the Micro-mark ones do not have interchangeable heads, they are a set of three size wheels.
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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2009, 04:24:38 pm »

Thanks John and Bunkerbarge, I never noticed that, I could,nt order from them online as the Pounce wheels would,nt enter the shopping basket, so I was going to phone the order through tomorrow. I will have another look and see what the craic is.
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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2009, 05:02:02 pm »

Clock gears are OK...but they tend to have squareish ends on the teeth and need grinding down a bit.
Got a "Singer" sewing shop in your area? If so, try them. BY.
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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2009, 05:08:44 pm »

There seems to be something wrong with the Squires site at the moment.

 ( Try: http://www.squirestools.com/home.htm - Admin )


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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2009, 05:23:32 pm »

Squires site has been up since Jul 2009. I accessed it less than a fortnight ago when it had PDFs of the new catalogue. Maybe putting up the electronics cat that everyone is said to be awaiting.

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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2009, 06:04:10 pm »

The site was up 10 days ago with online access to PDF files of the catalogues. It has gone down since then although the shop is open as normal and presumably they are answering the phone. Their website has never been very sophisticated in the past as they rely largely on mail order only. They may be having technical difficulties with the great leap forward!

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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2009, 01:13:52 pm »


I have one which was purchased from a dress makers and thought I might as well try it. (having never used it)

I must say I wasn't impressed with the result. I tried running a line against a ruler and pushed the wheel up and down a few times on a piece of plasticard.

I found it never made impression through to the other side but left a row of holes on the face edges.  Thinking the plastic was too thick, I tried a thinner piece which resulted in puncturing the rear side with a row of holes.

As the idea is to produce a row of round headed rivets, I figured the wheel must have rounded teeth, which would make indentation very difficult. I experimented with different  table surfaces from chipboard to rubber mat and this does have a bearing on the problem, but still not satisfactory enough.

I've come to the conclusion that you need rounded edges on the wheel and heated to just below melting temperature and place the plastic on a 'giving ' surface. Run the blade once along the intended line and wait for it to cool. Hey presto,  a line of rivets.

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Re: Pounce Wheels
« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2009, 02:01:17 pm »

The site was up 10 days ago with online access to PDF files of the catalogues. It has gone down since then although the shop is open as normal and presumably they are answering the phone. Their website has never been very sophisticated in the past as they rely largely on mail order only. They may be having technical difficulties with the great leap forward!

Colin
E'mail received from Squires this morning about their web site.

Thank you for your e-mail.  We are aware of this problem and are trying to get it sorted.
 
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