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U49 mclaren clockwork submarines. by mactin Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
No mate,just an old brass caster off an old sofa. Its fitted to a file handle, then you just roll the tin on a rubber mat on the bench it takes a bit of pressure initially but once you're away its easy after practice. No special tools involved and its disgustingly cheap to do! Cheers Neil

CNC boat kits...? by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
I'll probably go for a laser cutter in the end. A big CO2 one - but these are powerful tools, and i'd like to have a reliable cutting bed before experimenting with something that might cut the shed in half! The obvious answer is to use some driver software that does handle tool radius compensation - I understand that the Tiny board firmware is now open source with a new name - G2Core. I think it needs a bit more poke than an Arduino Uno, though. I intend to simply slot sheets of balsa into it and crank out kit parts - which means a single pass cut. One issue is how to hold the sheet of balsa down without interfering with the cut. I was wondering about a vacuum base. If you want to observe a laser cutter safely, I hear that the Yank modellers are sealing them in enclosures, and viewing progress through a webcam, which is one answer....

CNC boat kits...? by Delboy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Having built (well, assembled really) i am currently building a small CNC router with 3D printed parts. See Currently redesigning to be driven by GT2 belts and pulleys as I have some reservations about using 3D printed gears from the point of view of back-lash and wear. The stepper motors are driven from an Arduino Mega running the GRBL g-code interpreter. There are a host of free g-code generator tools to be found on the internet. Some of them are a bit "knife and fork" but there are some useful ones out there and there is lots of helpful information too.

Cabin detail part 5 speed control & compass by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
When you look at the last picture it could almost be a full size cabin control panel. Beautiful bit of work there. I just wish I had the tools to do all that turning on a lathe. Awesome.

U48 Tinplate Clockwork Diving Submarine by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Mactin, I had a look at your web site, very impressive work and with only minimal tools. regards Michael

Are these any good by ChrisG Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello John I got very similar from Maplins now sadly missed and they work well and look much like the tools featured on your website. Not sure they would cope with an 8 hour day 7 days a week but wonderful for the modeller. Not a bad price either. Regards Chris G

Are these any good by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Are these any good -- style='background-color:yellow;'>tools-gb-en&cur_warehouse=CN👍

Allen Screw Removal by Ianh Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Try using a left handed drill I have a couple from Tracey Tools Devon. Very Useful

Metal sanding plates by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi mike wow l think l will have to give your sanding sheets a try my perma grit tools were £20 to £30 quid over 20 a go years ago. As in the name of my boats l seem to have more money than sense. thanks for the tip jim.

Metal sanding plates by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi nonsuch are the sanding plates your describing the same as the Perma Grit tungsten carbide sanding tools. I have had my block sanders now for over 20 years and they are as good now as they day l bought them. quick coat of nitromores then a rub with brass wire brush good as new these are probably some of the best tools l own.

Allen Screw Removal by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Good idea Colin 👍 Think you already tried the 'hammering' method didn't you? I got the impression from you that there wasn't enough hex form left for that to work! Cheers, Doug 😎 PS The fact that someone rounded out the hex heads suggests to me that the bolts might be seized in anyway 🤔 making success with improvised tools unlikely.

Mini lathe by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi y'all.I was thinking of getting one of these-- Is Raitool a good make. Seem to be. Has anyone got one Or similar? Can it be used for steel and screw cutting (with the right accessories of course)? All ideas welcome.

Spray paints by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
This looks handy folks.--- style='background-color:yellow;'>tools/c190/decorating-wood-care/c2518/paints-spray-paints/c2846/decorative-sprays/c3834?source=mailer&utm_campaign=m4u+nov+2018&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email 👍

Painting by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Mornin' Martin, We musta had the same Grandad! And he musta had a bicycle!! 😉 Mine was a master carpenter, made a lot of church furniture amongst other beautiful things, and used such techniques and similar sayings.👍 I inherited a few of his tools, chisels and planes and his W.H. Marsh wood stamp. Granny unfortunately sold the rest before I could get down to Folkestone and prevent it 😭 I was in the middle of A Level exams at King Ed VII Grammar in Kings Lynn at the time. Cheers, Doug

BRAVE BORDERER by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Very nice, shame they are not on the internet for sale. Well done for such fine work. I'm shocked by some of the work I see on this site and wish I also had the expertise and tools do such fine work. I'm watching your build with eagle eyes. Please keep posting. Will you be adding video of her running at some point ?