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Discussion in 'Area 51' started by parky, 14 November 2015.
Happy new year Mr ParkinS !
Sorry David Suitably admonished and corrections done
At least I didn't get lines to do as well
We don't give lines to customers! - instead you get lots of small parts to assemble!
I have been looking for decent 'scissors' to remove all the tiny etched pieces from the dogfish fret. (The cutters I have been using are now consigned to the bin)I was going to invest in a top end pair of Xuron scissors. However, I was informed that perhaps embroidery scissors are useful?
Yeah that is my next purchase and probably a magnifier to work with all those tiny parts that David has in the post for me
These are what I use. You can cut through the tags, hard up against the edge of the part - and little or no further cleaning up is required.
This question came up maybe two years back... with some recommendations. Sorry, I do not remember the topic within which the subject was discussed, I recollect that Dave Parkins had something to say on the subject as did several other WTers. Hopefully Daifly shall be along soon and provide a link.
It is probably the long-slumbering RMB build I started. 2016 might just be the year the model gets finished. No, really. I mean it.
I hope someone can find it in the archives of Area 51!
Probably here: MMP Catfsh Wagons 6 Pack | Western Thunder
For what it's worth, I have a pair of tiny Fiskar scissors which have served me well for years.
I have tracked the Fiskar variety down to Hobbycraft, which is 1/2 mile down the road.
I checked the boss's embroidery scissors and although made by Fiskars are labelled 'Wilkinson Sword' as well.
Just snuck said scissors out to the workshop/garage/pit (as called by domestic authorities ) had a go on some spare etch and I can confirm they work perfectly.
Thanks for the recommendation
Good luck with getting them back inside again
I'm afraid I had to come clean.....I tried a nickle silver etch and lost the last 2mm of one leg of her scissors
So now off to buy two pairs of embroidery scissors!
Whoops, but living to tell the tale
I've been beaten to it!
I bought a pair of the Fiskar embroidery scissors that David Parkins recommended and have been very pleased with them.
Me too, and I would definitely buy more should I ever need them.
Just bought a pair of Fiskar ones the way home and good I did. Waiting for me at home was a set of David's finest BR1 bogies
You weren't wrong David, those etches are packed with so many small pieces. This is going to be quite a challenge, but looking forward to it
Just checked Fiskars share price.....just gone through the roof!
Now we have all gone out and bought a pair (or two in my case ) we can all take up needlecraft as well
Are your exquisite bogies going to work for a living, or are they purely ornamental?
I bought some too, they definitely speed up making those Dog and Catfish wagons.
Maybe I should buy some for Heather to help with the RMB
Over the last three weeks we have cut up over 200 18-24" x 12" etched sheets with them [kit packing]. Probably cut up 2000+ sheets now and they still seem as sharp as the day we purchased them.
In the way of further recommendations -
These are a very good price and I got two for spares, sent from this vendor - very good service BTW. They can twist if abused, as stated in one of the reviews, which is why I got extra ones - but if you just use them for the intended use I don't think this would happen. I do nearly all bending of parts with these - only using folding bars or a Hold & Fold for the longer folds.
One word of caution - neither these pliers or the scissors are probably best for kits built like the Brick Proverbials - but the whole ethos of our kits is to use thinner material for fineness of surface detail, laminating where required.
Another tool I didn't know I needed.