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    Rivets
    by Martin555 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)
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    RNinMunich
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    Saw and answered the PM John.
    Get well soon ๐Ÿ‘ But keep the stickies off the nurses ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Hi John,
    Thank you for the idea.
    I will have a look around and see what I have got and experiment.
    You should also place this in the Hints and Tips forum topic.
    Excellent thanks again.
    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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    hi there
    how about this one - old as the hills this - an old alarm clock cog mounted in an old file handle - it makes the perfect tool for simulating rivets in thin plasticard. I know I often go round at the old flea markets etc and look for pieces for old clocks - I look in the boxes for old bits of letterbox flaps etc., cos sometimes the flaps are made from brass. Its marvellous the stuff you can find/reuse in modelling.

    Keep on modelling - as they say

    John
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    onetenor
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    Thanks Doug Yep you're right journey not over Now getting hips sorted after smashing โšก๐Ÿšคfemur to splinters. See PM.
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    RNinMunich
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    Don't be such a shrinking violet John.
    Your wealth of experience and tips an' tricks, not to mention tracking down useful tools, bits and pieces etc, has surely helped many over the years.
    Stick around, the journey is not over yet๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Welcome I too have been modelling since about '55 making simple lateen ๐Ÿ‘Žsail yachts. Celluloid sails a round lolly stick a block of wood and a bit of steel for a keel. Dad cut the steel with a hackie and made the slot for it. They sailed surprisingly well. I've not made much contribution here as I'm not active just now but I add the odd comment or idea into the mix. Ha Ha I don't know if I've helped anyone but no one has complained. YET LOL. We are all leโšก๐Ÿšคarning so stick with us and enjoy.
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the welcome.
    The skills and knowledge of the members on this site make it worth joining.
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    Martin555
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    Hi Red,
    I will be using them in plastic card.
    I will not by using them as I planned as it will take me years to complete.
    So I will use a few just to add to the look.
    Thanks.
    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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    Martin , forgot to ask if you were using it on plates or direct to hull. If litho, plastic, or thin card plates you can use a dressmakers wheel from the back - I have two of different size wheels for different spacing - they are pretty cheap so I would not advise trying to borrow you know who's , That would be much quicker to do.

    Agree with Dodgy - Chinese pins are much softer - trying to use so called office pins from China found they bent easily
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    Martin555
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    Hi Guys,
    Thank you for your suggestions much appreciated.
    I must admit when I cut the pins I did do it in a plastic bag as I knew they would shoot of like a bullet and it saved me from treading on the off cuts.

    Martin.
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    If it looks right it probably is.
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    "....although I did try some as an experiment and broke a pair of small cutters so ended up using pliers.
    They're tough little things to cut..."

    Decent quality dressmaking pins are made out of hardened steel, and are probably best cut with a Dremel disk.

    The cheapest Chinese Ebay pins are often made out of soft wire, and are easy to bend or cut. They are useless for dressmaking, but they are cheap, and would do this job perfectly...
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