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psycogremlin



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:51 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

had not thought about using one of those. My Mom has a sewing business and has one of those, may need to swing by the parents house and grab it to try it out.
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eagledancer



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea calvin is sometimes still living in the stone age, i also have one of those but i use it for cutting fabric for my r/c airplanes. i have not tried it on styrene i am afraid it would go through blades too fast

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kerrie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the styrene frame done, I would like to purchase some aluminum vents, octaports etc that are on a run.  Can I glue aluminum to styrene or do I screw these in?  I just want to know before I buy anything I cannot use.  Thanks!
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drazen96



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can glue it but over time they will prob need to be reglued either just from a time factor or kids love to push in things. counter sunk mini screws are really nice. one thing if you are going to put hinges on doors or the skins screws would be my recommendation. but others might have some different suggestions
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have found a glue that works well with glueing alum to styrene is GOOP also seems that silicone works well. they both have a bit of give to them yet if you really need to remove something you can.
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kerrie



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did purchase skin snaps from Darren, has anyone used these before?  I will also load pictures of Chani's skins, but they look like what is posted in the tutorial, how do I post a picture?
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drazen96



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the skin snaps are more for use with an alum frame/skins as far as i know. the styrene frame gets a lot of its stength from having the styrene skins glued to the frame to hold it together as one big piece.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, If your building Dave's plan. The skins are not removable.
We're waiting to see some pics Very Happy
Calvin
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kerrie



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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kerrie



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the rear outer skins.  There are three lines going around the boxes.  Do I cut along the inner lines or outer lines?  All of the skins have multiple lines and this is what is confusing me.  The skins are difficult to photograph well, this is the best picture I have so far.  Calvin, I will post more pictures on my facebook account so I am not eating up a bunch of room on the forum.

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