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ericrw09/02/2018 12:22:08
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I am having difficulties in finding 1inch pins, suitable for pinning mylar hinges on a light model airplane. Any longer pins such as over 1 inch tends to bend. Are there any alternatives to pins?. Cocktail sticks are to large.

Martin Harris09/02/2018 12:28:44
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Doesn't your missus have any in her sewing box? Mine gets hers raided frequently!

ericrw09/02/2018 13:31:32
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That is where I used to get them from but they are over 1inch now. It is the same in the shops that sell pins. IT appears they are not stocked any more.

Peter Miller09/02/2018 13:49:26
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Try an ironmonger for brads, very short nails only slightly thicker than pins

Look on Ebay in home,furniture DIY

Edited By Peter Miller on 09/02/2018 13:55:27

Geoff Sleath09/02/2018 14:34:39
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I usually use cocktail sticks cyanoed in after fitting (in fact that's all I use cocktail sticks for!). I have used ordinary modelling pins just pushed through, glued as I do cocktail sticks and then cut short with a pair of side or end cutters and filed flush. Why do you need short pins when long ones can be easily trimmed to suit?


Martin Harris09/02/2018 15:13:46
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How about the Sequin/Bead/Lills (whatever they are!) pins from here - 1/2" length ... or any number of options all over Ebay

Ace09/02/2018 15:29:02
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How about breaking the plastic off map pins?

The squat broad plastic ones.

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