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  • #76
    Re the fret saw:

    Tim Warris (Fast Tracks) recommends them for cutting gaps in rail.

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    • #77
      Thanks guys. Reminds me that I need to do a write up. [^]

      Bernd
      New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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      • #78
        quote:


        Originally posted by Bernd


        Thanks guys. Reminds me that I need to do a write up. [^]

        Bernd


        Bernd,

        You need to do a write up.

        -ed-

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        • #79
          I have several pieces of polished granite that I use for weights and building-under-construction work surfaces. Some pieces are 3-inch circles (great for weighing down small glued pieces; several square and rectangle sections for holding projects and for weighing down larger glued pieces, and some 1x1x14 pieces, again for weights.

          In addition, I have several old drafting boards, triangles, and T-squares from college days that work extremely well for scratch building.
          Bob Dye

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          • #80
            Just a not about soemthing i did yesterday. I was cleaning up my bench and had my ultrasonic cleaner out. I out all my stainless tools and xacto ect in for a few minutes. made everything look like new :-) never even thought of it previously.
            Owen Pass Lumber Company

            HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

            https://owenpass.blogspot.com/

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            • #81
              i ran out of #11 blades the other day and logged in to amazon prime to order some. they are offering a package of 100 #11 blades by techni-edge for $12.74. is anyone familiar with this brand of blades? it almost sounds too good to be true.

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              • #82
                quote:


                Originally posted by kebmo


                i ran out of #11 blades the other day and logged in to amazon prime to order some. they are offering a package of 100 #11 blades by techni-edge for $12.74. is anyone familiar with this brand of blades? it almost sounds too good to be true.


                I recently bought a couple of packs of 100 and find them as good as any other blade I have used. So I would say, go for it. They work great for me, and the price is really good. I have heard others say good things too, on other sites.
                Tony Burgess

                Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

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                • #83
                  i bought them and they are every bit as good as exacto....maybe a little better. they seem more durable.

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                  • #84
                    Tony I've found that the Micro Marc, brand blades seem to last much linger that the Exacto. I use the # 2A for most of my O Scale work as it's a larger blade. I agree that the Amazon blades are quite good as well, and priced right'..[^]


                    Ted

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                    • #85
                      isn't there a whole thread on these blades?

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                      • #86
                        Thanks to a previous post on angle blocks, I did a search for them, and I came across these little items on Amazon. They are about 1/4" thick, and the most common is a 45/45/90 degree angle, but there is also a set from 1°, 2°, 3°, 4°, 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 25°, 30° Precision +/- 20 Seconds accuracy. I saw them first on Amazon for $40



                        They also have a set with just the 30-60-90 & 45-45-90 angles. for $30.



                        I remember having to set posts of a shed at certain angles. You can use these easily to do just that or make a styrene jig using these blocks. I wouldn't say they are a necessary tool, but for some, they look pretty handy.

                        The angle blocks are also available at MSC for a higher price.

                        https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/91099630
                        Tony Burgess

                        Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.~ Brian Greene

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                        • #87
                          Nice find Tony. With me having machine tools you'd think I'd own a set. Will have to look into getting a set.

                          Bernd
                          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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