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Jun 24, 2011, 11:49 AM
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I am using that on my latest model, and I am happy with the result. I applied light class cloth on the balsa using dope - no epoxy - on some (flatter) sections, and on that I used talcum/dope as sealer. The only minor trouble is that the dope expands or swells a bit when applying a new layer on top, so the glass weave shows a bit until it dries. Since this is a sealer that is not much of a problem - it will get sanded down.

Maybe using epoxy for the glass cloth is better due to this swelling problem.

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Jul 02, 2011, 11:16 PM
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Finding small parts on floor and a CA applicator


To find small parts on floor shine a flashlight across the floor, the darker the room the better, the parts will cast a shadow.

The CA applicator I made is a large sewing needle stuck point first into a 1/8" dowel handle. The end of the eye of the needle is cut off leaving two prongs, the prongs are used to pick up the CA and apply to area being glued, this works best when a very small area is to be glued. I pick up the CA by dipping the prongs in a small puddle of CA that has been placed on plastic lid.

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Jul 29, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Glue pot


It is difficult for me to discard anything that 'can be used for something'. I get fussed at for that.

I emptied a 3-One Oil bottle a few days ago and set it back thinking........

Well, I discovered a use for it.
Sep 02, 2011, 10:56 AM
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Here's one of the best tools you can have for scratch building or repairs. Well worth the money. Marty

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93211
Just a link correction
Sep 02, 2011, 12:04 PM
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I prefer the Japanese made Micro-Mark table saw. Way more expensive then the $38 dollar Harbor Freight saw linked, but a very accurate, versatile, and precise saw. I can honestly say I could not live without it in my shop; I use it that much.

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Sep 02, 2011, 12:09 PM
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For $127.95 you can get Micro Mark's mini table saw like the one I bought.
It will do anything I need for modelling at less than half the cost.
Sep 03, 2011, 10:12 AM
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I prefer the Japanese made Micro-Mark table saw. Way more expensive then the $38 dollar Harbor Freight saw linked, but a very accurate, versatile, and precise saw. I can honestly say I could not live without it in my shop; I use it that much.

Nick

Micro Mark Saw
This one too expensive for my taste, but just the tip about Micro-Mark and the link is invaluable.

Thanks!

Jackson
Sep 03, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Grubbyjeans, Nice idea! I've seen this 3 n' 1 oil in stores. Would you use that for holding alphatic, Titebond type glues only? Do you find the glue develops a hard skin on the top? Thanks
Sep 05, 2011, 10:21 AM
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I wound up with a jig saw rather than a table saw. With a couple of clamps and a 1 by 2 you can even make straight cuts! Very handy to be able to make circular cuts for airfoils and the like.
Sep 05, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Grubbyjeans, Nice idea! I've seen this 3 n' 1 oil in stores. Would you use that for holding alphatic, Titebond type glues only? Do you find the glue develops a hard skin on the top? Thanks
I use Titebond in mine.

I haven't noticed any skinning. I adjusted the brush to hang just above the bottom, so there would be no distortion of the bristles, and glued it at that depth. The existing seal, and the glue around the brush block the glue from exposure to air.
Sep 05, 2011, 11:31 AM
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Thanks Grubby! I'll make the purchase and save the oil in a plastic prescription bottle, oil lasts forever.
Sep 05, 2011, 11:32 AM
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I wound up with a jig saw rather than a table saw. With a couple of clamps and a 1 by 2 you can even make straight cuts! Very handy to be able to make circular cuts for airfoils and the like.
I picked up a small band saw at a pawn shop for $30.00 and grabbed a scroll saw from HF.
Sep 05, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Thanks Grubby! I'll make the purchase and save the oil in a plastic prescription bottle, oil lasts forever.
Don't know if I posted it before...

For wood glue I get a small bottle and put a syringe needle on it, about 16 ga. Thin the glue about 1:4 ratio. The small area of the needle means the glue doesn't skin over.

Bottles and blunt tip needles from Small Parts Co. And the steel needles can be cleaned out by heating or with a 1/16 drill bit.
Sep 28, 2011, 03:02 PM
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Seen this bench circular saw? (and other mouth-watering tools...)
Sep 28, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Seen this bench circular saw? (and other mouth-watering tools...)
Linky?


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