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Old 08-25-2008, 09:10 PM
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New forming tool

Here are some pictures of a neat forming tool I had run off at the machine shop next door from work.


Basically it's a rolling pin for forming section of a soft block, with a precision ground pointy end for rolling conic sections and a blunt end for forming bulgey things.It's 1/4 in diameter, 8 inches long (6.35 X 200mm) 303 Stainless Steel. The stainless wont mark the paper, and the transitions from round to point are soft, so it won't leave creases.

I'm thinking of having a short run of these made, so if anyone is interested, drop me a PM.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:15 PM
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now where's the jealous emoticon? that thing looks awesome.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:20 AM
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I would really love to have one......
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:38 AM
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Yeah......... I want one. The knitting needles I use always bend :(

Must be nice to go next door and mess with metal..........
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:03 AM
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Shrike,

Looks like a marlinspike fid...,

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Old 08-26-2008, 06:52 PM
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Even better, I just handed over a drawing and took delivery later<g>

I suppose you could use it as a marlinspike, although I'd want a handle. Can't be a fid, as it's not hollow. I did exactly one five in hand splice before deciding that nicopress tool are nice<G>
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Old 08-27-2008, 07:47 PM
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Started cutting metal on the first 'production' batch of "RollyStyks"*. Looks like the price is going to be USD 6.95 + post. Weight each is approx 2oz / 55g so US post should be around $2, and EU post $3.

Paypal to shrike@ibgmodels.com with address and such and I'll start getting them out as soon as I can


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Old 08-27-2008, 08:26 PM
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On the way.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:03 AM
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On the way from me, too. I look forward to getting through the current busy period and back to model building with this excellent tool. Best wishes for many sales, Mark!

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Old 08-28-2008, 07:34 PM
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Why am I always late :( Just lucky I guess.......... payment sent too!

Thanks Shrike!
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