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What do get if you mix together :
- 2 gate hinges
- a cheap Halfords car sponge (other motor traders are available)
- a pack of self attaching velcro strip
- a 2ft length of 2" x 1" pine
- a 2ft length of 15mm x 10mm pine
- a 2ft x 9" piece of chipboard
- a spare drawer knob
& some suitable sized screws

No prizes for the best answer, but I'll be really impressed if anyone can guess how I'm going to put these together !

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A very small door with velcro fastenings with a means of washing it.

Incidentally, where sdid you get the screws ?.............................:roll:

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Er, corbels?   :roll:  :roll:

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Sounds like a new diorama is in the planning stage to me.

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Not sure what you are building but the punch line........

Doesn't it hurt?
Only if you catch your thumbs.

.......springs to mind

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Bricking a camel, Warren?  :lol:

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No camels around here Max, just bulls but I'm sure the process is the same.

I'm not sure where the spare drawer knob comes into it though.

Last edited on Wed Nov 23rd, 2011 09:08 pm by Bod

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One of the gate hinges has got me foxed - I give in.

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Ok, after a spell in the garage, I present for your delectation & enjoyment, the Stubby Corbel Making Contraption.

These are the parts...




So after fixing the main piece of wood to the rear edge, I attached the hinges and cut the mounting plate to size :




The next task was to fit the mounting plate and cut two strips of self-attaching Velcro to the required length:




Any ideas what the sponge is for yet ?

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This is the finished tool ! The sponge acts as the return spring, lifting the cutting disc away from the strip of material to be cut.




And by simply pressing down on the mounting plate, the cutting disc can be used.




 

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Very ingeniuos - :doublethumb

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Definitely elephant stamp country.  :thumbs

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Great stuff.
Will you be using a wooden moulding for the corbel profile?

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A plan so cunning you could pin a tail on it an call it a weasel!  :thumbs

This arrangement must surely have many other possibilities.

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ddolfelin wrote: Great stuff.
Will you be using a wooden moulding for the corbel profile?


I've looked in vain for suitable wood strip, but I will probably make my own using 'L' section and other section plastic strip.

 
This arrangement must surely have many other possibilities.

 

I'd like to think so...  The limit is the distance between the cutting disc and the body of the power tool.  Obviously a disc bigger then the tool would allow longer items to be cut, but would be more dangerous !

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Cutting plastic with a mini-drill tends to melt it as you probably know, Stu.
Most wood yards have a selection of profiles for edging and the like - or if you have a router, a suitable bit would do it.
Just thoughts - you will know best.

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I still haven't worked out where the bull sits.

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DD, you're right about the disc possibly melting the plastic - I need to try different speeds to see if I can make it cut without melting.
Most of the wood strip I've seen is too big - the corbels would be about 6"-8" wide and maybe upto 12" x 12" (height to projected width) - converting this to 4mm scale is a 4mm x 4mm x 2mm piece - the smallest wood strip I found was 10mm x 4mm. I'm also not sure how well the strip would hold together with slivers of 2mm wide - I'd be afraid the would would split along the grain.

But, as with most things, there is only really one way to find out... do it !

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Stu,
I agree with Perry, there just has to be more potential for your idea here. I just have to think on it for awhile.

When you get to cutting plastic, one thing I found. Was to use a metal disc, the metal acts like a heat sink and pulls to heat away from the plastic. The composite discs will not do that.

Of course finding a metal cutting disc to fit the tool may be an issue too.

Wayne

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You never mentioned a Dremel! No wonder I was baffled, I thought it was following on from the 50 shades thread...

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Hi all, I found this material in a dolls house supply shop, sold as 1/12 scale cornice it was ideal for the corbels I needed for a couple of old shops on Wigan Wallgate. There were several profiles advertised in UK sites that would probably also fit nicely also and at a few dollars for a 60cm length ( postage was more than the material :sad: )

 
Cutting at each slot ( as supplied ) produced approx. 2.5mm wide corbels

 


Approx 10mm x 7mm x 2mm and an appropriate profile, about 200 from a length. anyone want some ?
 
Kevan




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That is one really good find Kevan and will save hours of work and frustration. I bet it comes in different sizes too that could be used in other scales.

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Not sure if it would get small enough for N Gauge but there is certainly a reasonable assortment of sizes and profiles available , and I got the shop to cut it in half to make shipping easier.
Kevan

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Great minds think alike maybe Kevan !!!!

The supports seen here - picture frame moulding - from a  Dolly Shop !!




                 

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