Finney7 - 4200G Group Std Tender Build - Scale7

Discussion in 'Workbenches, including workshop techniques.' started by adrian, 15 January 2021.


How do you want the build covered?

  1. All the gory details

  2. Just the off piste deviations from the instructions

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  1. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Interesting - thanks for posting. I've been looking at using guitar strings - which look extremely similar. The larger sizes have a nickel wire wrapping and have a spring steel core so not very flexible but once bent into shape it holds it's shape very well. Still cheap and easy to purchase ( ~£1 a string from any music shop) so always worth having a variety of sizes in stock.

    I have tried sleeving it with heat shrink tubing to give it that rubber hose finish but unfortunately the heat shrink wall thickness is too great and you loose all the corrugation. So still work in progress.

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  2. chigley

    chigley Active Member

    following you build with interest Adrian, im building the low front version. regarding the hoses i bought a pack of mamod drive springs on that well known site. Ken
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  3. Scale7JB

    Scale7JB Western Thunderer

    Looking great, Adrian.

    Makes me want to start my pair.