7mm Parky's Workbench

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by parky, 14 November 2015.

  1. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Happy new year Mr ParkinS ! :D
  2. parky

    parky Western Thunderer

    Sorry David Suitably admonished and corrections done

    At least I didn't get lines to do as well
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  3. djparkins

    djparkins Western Thunderer

    We don't give lines to customers! - instead you get lots of small parts to assemble!
  4. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    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?
  5. parky

    parky Western Thunderer

    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
  6. djparkins

    djparkins Western Thunderer


    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.
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  7. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    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.

    regards, Graham
  8. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    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.

    *uncrosses fingers*

    I hope someone can find it in the archives of Area 51!
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  9. AJC

    AJC Western Thunderer

  10. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    Thanks David.
    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 :thumbs:
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  11. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Good luck with getting them back inside again

    Steve :cool:
  12. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    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 :confused:
    So now off to buy two pairs of embroidery scissors! :bowdown:
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  13. parky

    parky Western Thunderer

    Whoops, but living to tell the tale :D
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  14. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    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.
  15. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Western Thunderer

    Me too, and I would definitely buy more should I ever need them.
  16. parky

    parky Western Thunderer

    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
  17. Mr Grumpy

    Mr Grumpy Western Thunderer

    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 :D

    Are your exquisite bogies going to work for a living, or are they purely ornamental? :))
    Last edited: 5 January 2016
  18. richard carr

    richard carr Western Thunderer

    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

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  19. djparkins

    djparkins Western Thunderer

    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.

  20. Dikitriki

    Dikitriki Flying Squad

    Darn it!

    Another tool I didn't know I needed.