Episode 103 18 A Handy Knife

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,
    Of late I have been once again working on card kits ......building and modifying etc. etc. to my hearts content.
    I know there are lots of folks who have all sorts of Mickey Mouse tools in their arsenal of hobby must haves, however I felt it was time to make a tool fit for purpose, rather than using what was on offer from the hobby store or the pharmacy or the local doctors surgery.
    I decided I would like a very small, thin blade that could be inserted vertically into the parts card of a card kit, in order to release the parts more effectively and in a cleaner more surgical way.
    To make my tool / knife I have used the blades out of a twin blade disposable razor. It is possible to make a blade only a couple of millimeters wide, that is ideal for those tight little corners that would normally be dealt with by a scalpel. The issue I have with scalpels is that you are coming to the part at an angle, whereas I feel a better job could be done with a guillotine / vertical effect.
    Anyway you may say I am splitting hairs here,and to some extent you are right, however any tiny improvement that comes our way just helps to get a better overall result at the end of the day.....hopefully...????
    I know there will be those people that swear by their scalpels and will probably think that I am not holding my tongue on the correct side of my mouth when I approach a card kit...( It helps with concentration ), and to those folks I say " well done and carry on " because I`m sure you are achieving excellent results with your weapons of choice. All I`m doing here / below is offering up another method......another possible solution....a different way of going about things.
    In this hobby....it`s horses for courses.....the right tool for the job or which ever tool you feel confident with.
    So as usual.....it`s all in the video......Hhhhmmmm..?????...just realized I`ve got my eyes shut in the pic at the start of the video..Oh well...such is life...????.....:facepalm:




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  2. Dr Tony

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    Nice bit of up-cycling there. Thinking that is a really good re-use for those extortively priced blades that still seem sharp but simply aren't sharp enough to do the job they were originally supposed to. Cheaper than buying the blades for a x-acto knife that already make a chisel like that. With you small string tying and wrapping skills maybe some fishing rod tip repairs could be in order, I have a few around here somewhere...:avatar:
    Just watch the WHS brigade don't get on your case about thongs in a workshop that is full of sharp blades and steel blocks:facepalm:
    Cheers
    Tony
     
  3. gormo

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    Thanks Tony,
    I am the WHS brigade in my workshop.........same as Rule # 1 in model railways. So I will have to tick myself off about that.....:avatar:.....one day.
     
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    Thanks Gormo, nice to be able to watch full screen now! :tophat:
     
  5. gormo

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    No worries Ron,
    You could access full screen before Ron, but not from within the post like we have now thanks to the new software.....Yaaaayyy!!!!
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