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Posted By: Ken Spear
Posted On: Sunday April 7, 2019 at 8:52 AM
 
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While I started out with plastic model kits in the mid 1950's, I am
now scratch building brass era cars in 1/8 scale (they have to be big as my eyes and fingers can't manage the small parts of lower scales any more).One thing that I have found to be extremely valuable when scratch building models is access to a 3 D printer. I recently needed a couple of universal joints which would have been very time consuming to make by hand.I know nothing about 3 D printers but was able to find an expert on Kijiji who makes custom parts to your specifications. I emailed him a couple of sketches with dimensions and he had the parts for me in 2 days for under $20.These universal joints are fully functional.He's now my go to for intricate parts.

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Decal posts and JQ's excellent Fords got me thinking.... by John Roberts #25657
Dremel! (EOM) by Mark Lampariello #25657.1
+1! (EOM) by David Holcombe #25657.1.1
Agree with Mark about the Dremel tool - Have had one by Ken Smith #25657.1.2
Jeweler's saw (in addition to Dremel. by Harvey Goranson #25657.2
Great minds ..... by Graeme Ogg #25657.2.1
Pic: Graeme, I just got back from our local Hobby Town by David Knight #25657.2.1.1
LOL Luv it and a few tools I never thought of adding to my work shop (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #25657.2.1.2
Pics: Like Mark, David, and Ken, I’ve relied on a Dremel by David Knight #25657.3
Help full hobby products by Paul Patterson #25657.4
If you will indulge me, here is some of my story and techniques by John Quilter #25657.5
A great thread on tools and such. Much learned today (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #25657.6
I'm another member of the Dremel brigade with one that's.. by John Roberts #25657.6.1
Those are the attributes of an artist. Funny though I never thought by Don Anderson #25657.6.1.1
No, Don, it doesn't really steady the hands. However ... by Graeme Ogg #25657.6.1.1.1
While I started out with plastic model kits in the mid 1950's, I am by Ken Spear #25657.6.1.1.1.1
And speaking of 3d printing here is one on EBay, a 1957 Chevrolet wagon by John Quilter #25657.6.1.1.1.1.1




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