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Offline bweaver

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Workshop Tips, Tricks, Tools and Toys
« on: November 03, 2019, 09:09:56 pm »
When ever I get a model aviation magazine I always have to check out the Tips and Tricks column, to see some novel ideas that modelers share.

I thought it would be beneficial to have a thread dedicated to sharing what tools we use and what tricks and tips we can share among ourselves.

For example in @Frank v B s thread he suggests using dental floss to tie servo connectors together.  Simple, inexpensive and works. http://temac.ca/smf/index.php/topic,7272.msg48359.html#msg48359 

So let's share some of this good stuff. 

For example the next post below is how I would introduce an idea.




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Re: Workshop Tips, Tricks, Tools and Toys
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 09:18:17 pm »
DUST CONTROL TIP FOR CAPTURING DUST AT ITS SOURCE

I use my Dremel and other power tools a lot for cutting, sanding and grinding etc.  All these activities produce dust.  I don't have a dedicated workshop so rather than calling Katie down to clean up when I am finished, this is what I do to minimize the dust produced.

To control the dust and materials that are byproducts of the activity I hook up my shop vac hose using valcro as close as possible to the subject matter being cut, ground or sanded.  It works really well. 

Just remember to turn on the shop vac before you start undertaking the dust producing activity.  ;)


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Re: Workshop Tips, Tricks, Tools and Toys
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 11:00:54 pm »
A tidy workplace is a good start for me...

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Re: Workshop Tips, Tricks, Tools and Toys
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 08:20:53 am »
GETTING READY TO START A PROJECT
A tidy workplace is a good start for me...

@davidk Yes, David this is one of the best tips to consider...  It reminds me of things I do to get started on a new project... http://temac.ca/smf/index.php/topic,6455.msg41787.html#msg41787

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Re: Workshop Tips, Tricks, Tools and Toys
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 11:07:44 am »
GETTING READY TO START A PROJECT
@davidk Yes, David this is one of the best tips to consider...  It reminds me of things I do to get started on a new project... http://temac.ca/smf/index.php/topic,6455.msg41787.html#msg41787

I particularly like photos 2 and 3... Found the project... then make sure it's the right project.  ;)