4mm Starting out in pre 1971 kit building!

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by AdeMoore, 24 August 2018.

  1. Landy

    Landy New Member

    I may have to get one of those I've never seen them before either.
    I normally use a chisel blade in an x-acto knife for scraping, including cleaning up solder - I'm a messy soldered too!
     
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  2. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    Hi @Landy
    I used them back when I was in engineering, and they somehow found their way into my tool collection when I was made redundant
    I also have some sharpened watchmakers screwdrivers for those Important Little (and awkward) Places. Indeed, anything is good, but with these beasts - and their curved brethren - one can use wrist action to ultimate effect.

    Cheers

    Jan
     
  3. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    agreed they are very useful. I use a much smaller one like this with an adjustable length blade.

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    Page 97 from the Squires catalogue TAPS & DIES, ENGINEERS TOOLS page 95 - 102
     
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  4. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Active Member

    Cheers Jan enlightened I’ll get one.
    Today fibre pencil finishing up.

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    Until next time.
    Cheers
     
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  5. Steph Dale

    Steph Dale Western Thunderer

    I might give the little one a go - Jan's one would be better on 12"/1ft bearings...

    Another thought for these sorts of problems is Budget Riffler Files 10 Pack | Hobbycraft

    There are other sources - this was just the first hit of my search results...

    Steph
     
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  6. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    Yes... that’s more the thing. I see Eileen’s do the same sort of beast.

    The 8” one I have is 8” from end to end - the blade itself is 4” long.

    Cheers

    Jan
     
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  7. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Old worn out triangular and knife needle files snapped short and ground smooth are another useful source for small scrapers.

    This is my solder scraping kit.
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  8. AdeMoore

    AdeMoore Active Member

    Nice little collection Adrian, nice to have a visual representation of an ideal set up.
    Cheers
     
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  9. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    Nice.

    Apart from a lathe, a grinding wheel would be good to get. Many a long day did I spend sharpening drills and lathe tools. I’m sure - even 20+ years later - I still have the skill.

    Cheers

    Jan
     
  10. Neil

    Neil Western Thunderer

    Steady on chaps, we've gone from a situation where either a curved craft knife blade or a sharpened screwdriver would be appropriate for the job to a workshop with grinder and lathe just to remove moulding marks from the underside of a roof. Mission creep of the highest order.
     
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  11. Lyndhurstman

    Lyndhurstman Western Thunderer

    The Wish List is everywhere. There is no escape. It lurks in dark corners, waiting for its moment to strike.
     
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