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two tools that are great
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 6, 2004 12:45 AM
the first tool id like to share with everyone is something i found while being forcefully dragged thru a plastics store, while kicking and screaming and gnashing of teeth.(i enjoy exagerating)

its like a plastic clothes peg, except for 2 nifty things that make it very useful. firstly, the spring pressure is low, so it wont mar plastic, and secondly, its got a special tip that pivots, the picture demonstrates how it works


as you can see the clip is clipped onto my pocketknife, and the purple pads apply the pressure evenly to the surface of the knife. if the knife was a fusealage or tank hull, it would ensure that the tip of the clip wont slip and mar the plastic.

the second thing is something i found at the local salvation army, its a lazy susan-ish caddy that i store all my screwdrivers, X acto blades paintbrushes and sanding sticks etc on. the picture is self-explanatory.



hope this gives everyone some ideas Smile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, December 6, 2004 12:49 AM
I use those clamps a LOT, here they are sold either in packs of 4 for small size or packs of 2 for the bigger ones.
Get them from the 1-coin shop.
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Posted by Duke Maddog on Monday, December 6, 2004 8:50 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Model Museum

I use those clamps a LOT, here they are sold either in packs of 4 for small size or packs of 2 for the bigger ones.
Get them from the 1-coin shop.


I agree. I use alot of those clips too. I went to Big Lots (a closeout store) awhile ago and picked up a bucket of 24 for $3.99 US. I'll never run out now! Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 11:17 AM
I have a hard time finding the spring loaded clamps that have low pressure. So one day I picked up a set of rachet clamps from Menards. Like the ones shown above, they have the swivel pad, but in place of the spring is a spring/rachet mechanism. I think the jaw opens up to about 3". They are black plastic body with yellow rubber pads. They are a dream to use because of the wide jaw and variable pressure. I belive they were .99 cents each.

I really like using them on when joining wings & fuselage halfs on small & thin walled pieces (ie easy warping parts). This way I don't have to worry about warping the joints.

They pad also provide a V-groove to hold round stock. I weighted the handle of one and use it to hold sprue while I AB parts still on the sprue.

-J
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Posted by KINGTHAD on Tuesday, December 7, 2004 12:02 PM
Have a box full of those clamps, luv em
Thad
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Posted by tho9900 on Sunday, December 12, 2004 8:16 AM
before I started using Ambroids and Tenax I used those chip bag clips on long seams like wings to hold them together till the cement dried, the smaller size was great for rudders etc...

I've seen those clips, guess I am going to have to get some now!
---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by tweety1 on Sunday, December 12, 2004 8:59 AM
Those 'vise' grips are a blessing.
I use the industrial size ones for my car audio stuff at work.

Gotta love the ease of use.
--Sean-- If you are driving at the speed of light and you turn on the headlights, what happens???
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Posted by Tankmaster7 on Monday, December 13, 2004 8:51 PM
i need to get me some of those clamps
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 8:59 PM
Here is a good one , next time you are in or around the sunglasses area or you are in the optomotrists office check out those counter top spinning glasses holders. I just happened to ask about them at a sunglasses store on day and they had one that was broken so I took it home and my hunch was right! It turned out that it will hold up to six bottles of the small testors paints and five of the larger bottles on 4 shelves per side!!

If you get a chance you should ask.
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Posted by Tankmaster7 on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 4:05 PM
cool. i need to get something to organize my work bench. it gets pretty messy at times.
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Posted by F105-Thud on Thursday, December 16, 2004 4:06 AM
I love those small clamps. I definately recommend getting some. I bought my clamps from Micro Mark, got a whole tub for about $17 (for about 24 in multiple colours). Much better than the wooden clothes pegs I was using.
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Posted by MikeV on Saturday, January 1, 2005 12:45 PM
I want to build a lazy-susan type of holder like that for paint bottles.
I have a circle cutting attachment that I got for Christmas that goes on my Roto-Zip tool so I am all set to cut them out of wood. Smile [:)]

Mike

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. " Charles Spurgeon
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, January 1, 2005 3:40 PM
Thanks for the Clamp info, I found a 2 pack of those clamps at my local Grocery Store (Albertsons) Yesterday
They had them in to different sizes aswell

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