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    JBWeld seems to work well. Rough up the styrene (or ABS surfaces) and remove the dust by vacuuming and wiping with alcohol at least twice. Dry well.

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    Lew what are you using to glue metal to styrene, I have not had much sucess with super glues
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    My previous method of a functional door hinge. This is a flush door with vertical pins (pivots). Photo taken at the SSMBC meet yesterday, 7 April, 2024,

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    Bruced1846, if you can't get styrene tubing small enough, you could super glue a small piece of copper/brass tubing in place. That was my original idea.

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    Bruce, you are the only other person (so far) that got the 47' transom details correct.

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    Another great and informative idea and video Lew. Thanks for posting.
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    Here are Doors i made from styrene on my coast guard 47 MLB.
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    Great Idea and video. Now how to do it with Styrene as I don't have a 3D printer and do't know how to use CAD. I have a Cameo 4 cutter and did find out I can cut styreren with it as long as not to thick. set the blade hieght to score just enough to break the piece. I'm going to try your Idea on the hinge using small styrene tubing to attach to edge of my doors.
    Great idea love it
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    Just love the video Lew. Very well shot and presented, and (excuse the pun) a model for other video presenters. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Success on the prototype!

    I made a simple part which turned out easier that I was originally thinking of. I was going to make a small hinge set consisting of a hinge and a pin. But by combining the hinge into the door all I needed was to cut a piece of brass/copper wire to pin it to the bulkhead. I made a very short video showing the process and door movement. See link.

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