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    Default Re: General tinkering thread ..

    These work also.
    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/4366355?cmpid=GS001&_$ja=tsid:59157%7Ccid:199887993%7Cagid:17632543473%7Ctid:aud-144400486596la-148552650993%7Ccrid:74692317633%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:16768863921840294263%7Cdvc:t%7Cadp:1o1&gclid=CPjUxbT-59MCFWG-7QodOOMF5g
    S.
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    I haven't furled leaders, but the shortcoming I see with those big hooks, even with paper clips , is that as the two loops twist themselves together, they can't meet as the arms are too stiff.

    I have some 1.6mm stainless tig rod if it's of use? I imagine a couple at 8" long would be flexible enough to come together as the leader closed up.
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    I agree that the hooks are a bit overkill but its pretty academic if you use paper clips for the thread like I do.

    LT, they actually need to be rigid and not come together at all while your making the 2 legs of furl, if they do come together it just ends in a big tangled mess - the legs only come together after they've been twisted and taken off the engine and put onto they same hook (paperclip), then they are twisted in the opposite direction to form the single furl.

    If all that makes sense!

    Mine is based on a sewing machine motor so it is variable speed off the footpedal. It has metal gears as well made from meccano so I can see the point about noise - one day i'll make one with nylon gears perhaps.

    Graeme
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    Tried a few methods over the years, but can't beat a Dremmel for speed.
    S.
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    There you go, everyday a school day
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    Default Re: General tinkering thread ..

    Got a Philips electric whisk in the shed that someone was throwing away, now there's a thought, pity I don't use furled leaders.

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    Default Re: General tinkering thread ..

    Current project, it's going a bit j-vice flavoured. These are some Griffin fine point jaws, and they are very fine at the tips. I have placed the materials spring down behind the jaws- I always thought it was a bit daft with the jvice that the materials spring was up on the centre spindle- as soon as you put something in the spring, the ergonomics of the gooseneck was lost.




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    Out of pure curiosity Mike, can you post a picture of your vice? Helen is doing great btw, both of us have settled in together quite nicely

    JJ
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    JJ, this is what I use at the moment, one I kept from my first proper batch. No real reason really, other than I like it, and it has some sentimental value.

    The base is just an off cut of laminated tufnol type material bonded to the inside of the drop down front of my tying desk / bureau, more practical than pretty. I just pop the vice and stem in when needed.



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    Thank the Lord your desk is just as messy as everyone elses! I had visions of Japanese or German engineering workshop clarity... I like the bin, that is a work of art in itself. Perhaps an addition in the future? Writing desks / bureau's are a fantastic base to tie from. You can stuff them full, have a tying session and just pull the lid down. Brilliant!

    JJ
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