My Favourite Tools. Part 3.

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My Favourite Tools. Part 3.

Postby PeterRus » Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:16 am

My Dremel Setup.
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I use my Dremel on a drill stand, mostly as a milling machine. I have a Speed Retarder on the power cord which was made up by an electrician friend of mine. It is made from the rheostat in the light switch. Why not use the off the shelf type available ? Because this type will burn out the computator in the Dremel. It goes without saying you need the slow speed to work plastic, otherwise the plastic will burn up.
I use a Sidchrome 3/8 Open End Ring Spanner to lock/lock up the chuck, because I can never find the small one when I need it.

In my section on Sanding and Polishing, mentioned is a Brass Wire Brush,
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I use for cleaning the putty out of Files and Sandpaper. It originally was used for brushing suede shoes. The photo attached is what it looks like.

Acupuncture Needles.
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These are not a tool. I like to use them for antennas and aerials on aircraft and AFV vehicles. The do not bend but can give you a bite. I just cut them to the length I want with pliers and file the end if need be. They are limited to the scale you want to do. Where do you get them ? I just ask at the Acupuncture shops you see in shopping centres.

Hope you find these useful.

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Re: My Favourite Tools. Part 3.

Postby wally » Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:25 am

again thankyou for taking the time to do this

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Re: My Favourite Tools. Part 3.

Postby hrtpaul » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:39 am

What Wally said :)
Brother: Do you really need that many Phantoms?
Me: Don't make me kick you outta the shed for asking dumb questions
Brother: But are you gonna build all these models?
Me: Yeah of course I am. Now get outta my shed

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