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    ๐Ÿ“ Metal sanding plates
    7 months ago by Nonsuch ( Recruit)
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    They sound similar, but sure mine are by Sandvik. I never thought to clean them with paint stripper. Thanks for that, I'll give it a try.
    The new laser etched one's from Japan are highly flexible though, perfect for sanding a round bilged hull. At ยฃ6.99 including P&P I'm going to order a course and medium to make up the set. My main interest is static sailing ships and my new NT Sander has already made itself indispensable, levelling veneer planks. Their durability remains to be seen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Metal sanding plates
    7 months ago by Nonsuch ( Recruit)
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    I'm guessing that most of us remember Sandvik sintered metal sanding plates? I've had one for nearly forty years and it still works fine, but have always kept an eye open for another one. Last week I found a mini version on eBay, the NT Sander from Japan. It's made from 0.2mm stainless steel and about the size of a credit card. It looks as though the "pimples" are laser etched. It's flexible but comes with a sheet of double sided tape so it can be attached to a block.
    I bought the fine grade which is perfect for removing grain, raised after varnishing small parts.
    I doubt it will last forty years like the Sandvik, but it's a lovely piece of kit.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old outboard motor...
    8 months ago by Nonsuch ( Recruit)
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    I remember convetting the Elmic Sprite in the model shop window, but it was five bob more than the Mabbuchi!
    For those wondering why I put an outboard on an aeroplane, I mean't Vic Smeed's Skipper. His Flipper was a plane!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Old outboard motor...
    8 months ago by Nonsuch ( Recruit)
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    Many years ago I built Vic Smeed's Flipper hydroplane from a Model Maker free plan. I fitted a Mabbuchi outboard motor. This didn't use bevel gears, but had a flexible "spring" drive shaft. Eventually it stopped working and on dissection I discovered that the spring had rusted through. I tried to replace it with a piece of Mamod drive belt, but it was never the same.....

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