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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #825 on: August 15, 2020, 04:27:43 PM »

A few pictures of the extra large laser cut boat mounts. BarrieW mentioned the supplier (https://hakits.co.uk/?page_id=372) I bought the last set that were current on ebay.
£11 plus £3 postage.


Personally I think they're good value. Fixings are quality stainless steel too. Delivery was FAST


As delivered.



I slapped some Tamiya bare metal silver on mine.






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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #827 on: August 16, 2020, 01:06:05 PM »

Further looking at the stand suggests there are just 2 different parts, would make an ideal laser cut kit 8 supports and 4 flat bits and some nuts and bolts.
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or 1 part if 3d printing
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #828 on: August 16, 2020, 05:28:05 PM »

A kit Iíve always liked the look of but could never find all the pieces until now. Not my usual type of model from its outside appearance but thatís part of what it was used for. A suspicious merchantman but with hidden compartments. Atlantis or HSK Number 2 or Raider C are all the names used by this ship. A chap off eBay is selling the hull with all the fittings from John Haynes which looks very nice especially the Heinkel 118 float plane.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #829 on: August 17, 2020, 11:54:26 AM »

That sounds very interesting Nick, I'll look out for your build log  :-))


Just bought these to boost my clamp collection, can't have too many right, Twenty for £4 quid, freepost and as a bonus two epoxy mixing trays what's not to like.   ok2


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #830 on: August 17, 2020, 12:45:16 PM »

Joe

Look good. What width of items to be clamped is realistic for them and any comments on spring strength and whether they mark what is being clamped by having excessive point load?

This might men that my wife gets all her large clothes pegs back!!!
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #831 on: August 17, 2020, 12:47:59 PM »


 Careful with those clamps Joe, the coverings is very thin, comes off after a few uses and those sides really cut deep!   {:-{
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #832 on: August 17, 2020, 03:40:31 PM »

I don't know whether any of you have tried these - I've used them for a couple of years and I seem to remember that we had them in the shop for £1.99 for 20. Decent springiness and with the jaw like that I can get round stuff.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #833 on: August 17, 2020, 03:49:59 PM »

Tug, I bought these because I already have quite a few identical ones I've had for nearly ten years, here's one of my old ones that's had a lot of use, yes the plastic tips come off after a while, sometimes you get glue under them etc. but it doesn't detract from their use, I've used them on all sorts including Balsa and haven't found they mark the work piece the spring strength is difficult to describe I'd say ample for the sort of joints we encounter, and strong enough to hold my "Helping Hands" aloft, I hope the photo's answer your questions, the middle photo is the jaws being held open as wide as they can. ok2


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #834 on: August 17, 2020, 04:30:53 PM »

I have about 6 of these and when they lose their plastic I replace it with a couple of layers of heatshrink. It's much more robust than the original. And the heatshrink doesn't melt away when you are clamping something for soldering.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #835 on: August 17, 2020, 04:45:33 PM »

I don't know whether any of you have tried these - I've used them for a couple of years and I seem to remember that we had them in the shop for £1.99 for 20. Decent springiness and with the jaw like that I can get round stuff.

 
Yes, me.... surprisingly versatile!    :-))

 
 
 
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #836 on: August 17, 2020, 05:01:07 PM »

Praise for model sport of Otley Leeds
Ordered 2 QuicRun escĎs Friday £3.50 delivery and packing.
Arrived today
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #837 on: August 17, 2020, 06:06:26 PM »

I have about 6 of these and when they lose their plastic I replace it with a couple of layers of heatshrink. It's much more robust than the original. And the heatshrink doesn't melt away when you are clamping something for soldering.


Good idea with the heatshrink I give that a go.  :-))


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #838 on: August 18, 2020, 08:35:10 AM »

Thanks Joe
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #839 on: August 18, 2020, 10:56:05 AM »

Hi all, I bought a carbon / plastic set of electronic callipers as in picture further back.  Very useful for checking wire diameters etc.  Cost was less than £4 from B-G.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #840 on: August 18, 2020, 11:59:40 AM »

Yeah wouldn't be without my electronic calipers Roy, it's getting harder to read a steel rule, all those mm's seem to merge together :((


Ho and I've reshod all my old clamps with heatshrink and it's used up some of the large heatshrink that came in a multi pack that I never thought I would have a use for thanks for the tip Beejay. :-))


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #841 on: August 18, 2020, 01:36:30 PM »

Yours are posher than mine now.......
Mine are just done in black as I've got 2 or 3 metre lengths of suitably sized black heatshrink which I 'acquired' about 30 years ago.


One of these days I'll find a use for the 1/2 metre of 55mm heatshrink in my drawer.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #842 on: August 18, 2020, 03:31:33 PM »

Hi Beejay  Re the 55mm heatshrink , buy some ruddy great clamps   %% %) {-)


Cheers mate


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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #843 on: August 18, 2020, 03:34:00 PM »

I thought about sealing the end & making a couple of condoms. 500mm should be enough for 2.........
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #844 on: August 18, 2020, 03:40:46 PM »

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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #845 on: August 18, 2020, 05:59:14 PM »

A new driver's side (left) rear view mirror for my Toyota minivan.   :}


Not directly boating related, but I gotta have the outside mirror to drive my boats to the pond.
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #846 on: August 19, 2020, 08:10:29 AM »

I thought about sealing the end & making a couple of condoms. 500mm should be enough for 2.........


OOOWWWW - that could be painful if there is no Lubication, with it being heatshrink and all
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #847 on: August 19, 2020, 09:50:56 AM »

You don't seal the end while wearing it...........
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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #848 on: August 19, 2020, 01:42:23 PM »

A 3Ē cross vice for my drill press. £35, EBAY, free postage from Melbourne. It needed a bit of work on the moveable vice jaw as the screw end hole 50thou off the screw axis resulting in restricted vice opening as it binds at 2Ē.  Removed the jaw, positioned it in the vice, clamped it and ran a 10 mm end mill down the hole to open it up. A bit of burr removal and reassembly and the jobs a goodín. Made up some clamps and now itís operational.



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Re: What have you bought this week?
« Reply #849 on: August 19, 2020, 02:50:47 PM »

I've got a 4" one of those. I bought it about 25 years ago.
I don't think I've ever used it.
My pillar drill just had too much wobble to use for milling. Even though Bahco said you could.
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