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kc25/11/2020 11:28:30
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For anyone who wants a scrollsaw there is one on ebay with a bid of only 18 pounds and only 15 mins to go ! Note it's collect from Scarborough and has adodgy switch.....

Edited By kc on 25/11/2020 11:28:56

Peter Miller25/11/2020 13:28:30
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Posted by Malcolm Fisher on 24/11/2020 19:25:16:

I have an ancient treadle operated Hobbies fretsaw - can be quite therapeutic. For some operations I'm lazy and use a bandsaw.

A note of caution if using a coping saw - the teeth are quite big and can easily cause damage if cutting thin materials.

Like Peter Miller, I remember well cutting out printed KK balsa parts with a broken razor blade. Never had the wherewithal to re-sharpen them and often had stains on the balsa created by red stuff leaking from one or other of my fingers.

Malcolm

Did you know that you can still buy Blue Gillette blades on Ebay!!! I use them and nothing else in my razor planes

Stuphedd25/11/2020 16:00:17
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I started a Sopwith Snipe MA339 in 1968!

It has 15 ribs per wing and 30 riblets and has 4 wings ! thats a lot of ribs wood and sore fingers , so have not quite finished !!

cheers

Nigel R25/11/2020 16:47:14
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Sounds like an ideal candidate for a foam wing devil

Jonathan M26/11/2020 07:05:13
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Posted by Cuban8 on 24/11/2020 13:38:37:

A set of Permagrits have been my best investment when it comes to modelling along with my bandsaw.

I'm keen to buy myself a Christmas present - which exact choice of Permagrits would make an ideal starter-set?

Peter Miller26/11/2020 08:20:32
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Posted by Jonathan M on 26/11/2020 07:05:13:
Posted by Cuban8 on 24/11/2020 13:38:37:

A set of Permagrits have been my best investment when it comes to modelling along with my bandsaw.

I'm keen to buy myself a Christmas present - which exact choice of Permagrits would make an ideal starter-set?

I have the 11" sanding block which is in use all the time. Fantastic!!!!

Martin Dance 126/11/2020 08:32:33
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I agree with Peter the 11" sanding block is excellent, bought mine not long after Ian started the business, so it's quite old, still cuts well. I have quite a range of Permagrit tools. Ones that I use regularly is the block with the 45 degree ends, useful for getting into corners. The lat plate one gets used regularly too. In fact all have their uses.

kc26/11/2020 11:26:38
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Note that the current RCME has a subscription deal with free gift of Permagrit items including the best and only one you really need (wedge block) if you quote the ref RCME 1120P Bad news is the deal is only until 27th Nov thats TOMORROW - good news is you can extend your current sub and still get the free gift ( that's what they told me on the phone Monday )

Nigel R26/11/2020 12:37:56
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kc I just checked the code in the subscribe site but it shows invalid.

Former Member26/11/2020 12:48:23
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kc26/11/2020 12:56:08
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It clearly says it ends 27th Nov.......I emailed Beth Ashby weeks ago and she clariifed that the offer was available to print copy subscribers too. This week I phoned the subscription dept and spoke to someone else to make sure the offer would apply if I changed my 3 month continuous renewing sub to annual when the current one ran out. I was told it was OK but they would take the payment now. So i suggest you phone today and make sure they understand you want the Permagrit offer.  ( which is what i did  )

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Jonathan M26/11/2020 20:08:31
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Thanks chaps - the 11" one it shall be.

Bob Cotsford26/11/2020 23:21:08
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The small flat file is pretty useful too. As my block is getting on (sanding steel with the course side didn't do it any favours) I've treated myself to a starter kit which contains various small files, large flat and angle files, rotary sander and rotary disc, file handle and the large block sander. I found it helped to not look at the prices when completing the order.

Nigel R27/11/2020 06:31:43
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"Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten"

Martin Harris - Moderator27/11/2020 13:04:13
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Posted by Bob Cotsford on 26/11/2020 23:21:08:

The small flat file is pretty useful too. As my block is getting on (sanding steel with the course side didn't do it any favours) I've treated myself to a starter kit which contains various small files, large flat and angle files, rotary sander and rotary disc, file handle and the large block sander. I found it helped to not look at the prices when completing the order.

Do you know that replacement abrasive sheets are available from Permagrit to refurbish the blocks? They are self adhesive and very easy to replace.  Paint stripper and a wire brush can revive clogged abrasive.

P.S. A really useful tool (available in a couple of sizes) is the spar slotter - invaluable for fitting stringers to ribs and fuselage formers when building and especially whilst undertaking repairs.

Edited By Martin Harris on 27/11/2020 13:12:31

Bob Cotsford27/11/2020 13:15:16
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Yes Martin, but as I wanted/needed some of the other tools I ordered the kit. Now I have the good block upstairs on my workbench and the worn one downstairs ready to hand for fettling while watching TV. Luxury!

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