login   |    register

Scale Modeling Sponsors

See Your Ad Here!

Tools & Supplies
Discussions on the latest and greatest tools, glues, and gadgets.
Hosted by Matt Leese
New Build a Tool Campaign or GB????
matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,794 posts
Armorama: 2,869 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 07:18 AM UTC
Bump...... new year new project???????
HARV
#012
Visit this Community
Wyoming, United States
Joined: November 07, 2003
KitMaker: 2,836 posts
Armorama: 1,104 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 02, 2014 - 09:50 AM UTC
I'm still all for it!! I have several ideas that I have been sitting on since the last campaign that I am dying to make. I posted the campaign idea on the other site pages and was hoping for more enthusiasm about the campaign. Anyway I will be ready to go with Build-A-Tool 3.

Thanks,
Randy
3rdArmoredVet
Visit this Community
North Carolina, United States
Joined: August 28, 2013
KitMaker: 148 posts
Armorama: 108 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 03:48 PM UTC
I'm in on this one. My line of track tools has taken off and proven to be far more successful than I ever imagined and I have a couple of more ideas in development now so I'll try them out here first.
retiredyank
#160
Visit this Community
Arkansas, United States
Joined: June 29, 2009
KitMaker: 11,180 posts
Armorama: 7,588 posts
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 05:19 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I'm in on this one. My line of track tools has taken off and proven to be far more successful than I ever imagined and I have a couple of more ideas in development now so I'll try them out here first.



Are these the brass jigs I see on EBay?
Namabiiru
#399
Visit this Community
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,426 posts
Armorama: 1,656 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 12:19 AM UTC
So had this idea kicking in my brain for awhile, and the campaign gave me the impetus to get off my duff and do it.

This is a jig for assembling individual track links. It's adjustable to accommodate different sized links.





The links shown are Fruil because that was what was on the bench at the time, but the jig is really designed for non-workable plastic links.

Woohoo! My first campaign completion!

Mark
matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,794 posts
Armorama: 2,869 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 08:28 AM UTC
Great Idea, I love it!
Disith
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 02, 2014
KitMaker: 62 posts
Armorama: 47 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 08:08 PM UTC
Hi all new to the forums here but eager to sign up for this, once I get the hang of posting photos on here ill put some up of the spray booth I'm building.
Namabiiru
#399
Visit this Community
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,426 posts
Armorama: 1,656 posts
Posted: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - 08:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi all new to the forums here but eager to sign up for this, once I get the hang of posting photos on here ill put some up of the spray booth I'm building.



I'll be looking forward to seeing your spray booth. I've got some fans scrounged out of an old computer case which I have been hanging onto for just such a purpose. I really do need a spray booth, but am out of space to keep one around. Fortunately, my son heads to college this fall, and I already have a nefarious plan for his bedroom

Mark
Removed by original poster on 04/02/14 - 17:06:00 (GMT).
Disith
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 02, 2014
KitMaker: 62 posts
Armorama: 47 posts
Posted: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - 07:24 PM UTC
here are some shots of the booth roughly from the start





Almost done with it now it does look a bit different i replaced the feet so it sits better on the rolling table I have it on, just need to make a cover for the fans to attach a filter and Version one is done, also here's a lazy susan I knocked up to go into it.

on a side note I was tempted to use a cooker hood as the main extraction but I had the fans lying around and all the other materials were scraps I had, the case it all goes in is an old printer stand I acquired from work which I should have added earlier.
any comments are welcome and encouraged.
matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,794 posts
Armorama: 2,869 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 05:03 AM UTC
Very good looking!!!!
Namabiiru
#399
Visit this Community
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,426 posts
Armorama: 1,656 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 05:13 PM UTC
Nothing half-way done about that creation! A real thing of beauty!

Question: It looks like you actually built it into a refrigerator. Is that so?

Disith
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 02, 2014
KitMaker: 62 posts
Armorama: 47 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 07:17 PM UTC
Thanks sorta went abit OTT on it if im honest lol and no its not a fridge its an old printer stand I acquired from work. I felt it was the right sorta size for what I needed I have another one that I use for storage under my work desk, I have a habit of recycling old stuff for new uses, 90% of our work room has been made up from furniture I aquired for free or made. Waste not want not etc
Namabiiru
#399
Visit this Community
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,426 posts
Armorama: 1,656 posts
Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 07:41 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks sorta went abit OTT on it if im honest lol and no its not a fridge its an old printer stand I acquired from work. I felt it was the right sorta size for what I needed I have another one that I use for storage under my work desk, I have a habit of recycling old stuff for new uses, 90% of our work room has been made up from furniture I aquired for free or made. Waste not want not etc



That pretty much sums up my approach to things--learned it from from my Dad. There's a fine line between a hoarder and a pack-rat

matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,794 posts
Armorama: 2,869 posts
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014 - 04:57 AM UTC

Quoted Text

There's a fine line between a hoarder and a pack-rat



My wife says they're one in the same......... Yet I do purge stuff every now & Again.


On another note, I picked up a dimmer and ordered a transformer last night to attempt making a hot wire cutter for foam. (Waiting on a coworker to bring in some used Guitar strings, after his band plays this weekend)
Disith
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 02, 2014
KitMaker: 62 posts
Armorama: 47 posts
Posted: Friday, April 04, 2014 - 01:43 PM UTC
Did something similar but with a battery from a remote control car, interested in hearing how you do yours and how it turns out
Removed by original poster on 04/06/14 - 12:47:45 (GMT).
Disith
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 02, 2014
KitMaker: 62 posts
Armorama: 47 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 02:50 PM UTC
Finally made the filter cover for the fans might get around to painting them but not overly fussed
turned out rather well a nice simple way to change the filter



the filter goes over the first frame then the bigger one slots over to hold the filter in place



then the 2 frames slot over the fans and sorted


KoSprueOne
Visit this Community
Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 3,576 posts
Armorama: 1,317 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 05:07 PM UTC
Great projects coming to life here. Professional looking




Namabiiru
#399
Visit this Community
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,426 posts
Armorama: 1,656 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 05:28 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Finally made the filter cover for the fans might get around to painting them but not overly fussed
turned out rather well a nice simple way to change the filter




Why bother painting them when they'll be self-painting anyway

Awesome project!

Disith
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 02, 2014
KitMaker: 62 posts
Armorama: 47 posts
Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014 - 07:49 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Finally made the filter cover for the fans might get around to painting them but not overly fussed
turned out rather well a nice simple way to change the filter



Why bother painting them when they'll be self-painting anyway

Awesome project!



true but I always like them to match the rest even if its only at the start lol
matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,794 posts
Armorama: 2,869 posts
Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 04:46 AM UTC
I got a start on the hot wire foam cutter. I got the on/off switch, dimmer switch, power indicator light & fuse holder all assembled into the housing. the transformer is ordered for it... and a co-worker should be bringing me a few slightly used guitar strings for a starting point. I'm hoping to start wiring it tonight, (after picking up some wire. Hopefully pics tonight or tomorrow morning.
Disith
Visit this Community
Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: April 02, 2014
KitMaker: 62 posts
Armorama: 47 posts
Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 06:47 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I got a start on the hot wire foam cutter. I got the on/off switch, dimmer switch, power indicator light & fuse holder all assembled into the housing. the transformer is ordered for it... and a co-worker should be bringing me a few slightly used guitar strings for a starting point. I'm hoping to start wiring it tonight, (after picking up some wire. Hopefully pics tonight or tomorrow morning.


looking forward to seeing this one
Namabiiru
#399
Visit this Community
Rhode Island, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 2,426 posts
Armorama: 1,656 posts
Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 06:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I got a start on the hot wire foam cutter. I got the on/off switch, dimmer switch, power indicator light & fuse holder all assembled into the housing. the transformer is ordered for it... and a co-worker should be bringing me a few slightly used guitar strings for a starting point. I'm hoping to start wiring it tonight, (after picking up some wire. Hopefully pics tonight or tomorrow morning.



You guys are shaming me....I slapped a couple of bits of MDF together and called it good, while Matt and Neil are busy working on the next Apollo program!

matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
Visit this Community
New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,794 posts
Armorama: 2,869 posts
Posted: Monday, April 07, 2014 - 08:32 AM UTC
I have a few ideas that are nothing more than gluing some MDF together as well..... Just not sure when I'll get to that one.