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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2021 07:19 pm
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Kaiser wrote: Hi Matt/Marty/Bill.  Marty is right about how close the poles are.  I've tried filing down a steel pin but now either the pole snaps (old plastic!) or I stab my finger when the pin goes through - I think it's more than just a little swarf.  I have to shine a torch through to see where the holes are (should be!) as well.  I think it's either pull them all out & put in post & rail fencing or Marty's idea of a lot of vegetation - leaning towards the latter.  Sandra said just wrap the wire around the post but that's not at all G.W..  Bill's idea would work as it can only be viewed from one side - still have to cut 160 slots though!
No wonder it takes so long to do anything.  I thought "few fence posts, dab of paint, thread the wire - couple of hours".  Took me longer than that to file down the pins!

Thanks for the river comments Marty but you must share some of the credit.  The fall did shake me up but I broke all the basic rules - 3 points of contact etc.  I thought "I can just reach this last branch without having to move the ladder if I just turn around" so momentarily 0 points of contact with the inevitable result.  Like most accidents, a momentary lapse of reason (to quote Floyd).

Keep well all & jolly modelling.
Michael - typical Headmaster you've marked the paper without reading it through!  :lol:Peter - can I get a .3mm drill bit?
As I'm the nutter who details signal box interiors when they won't be seen I don't know if I can have a 'wireless' fence.

Anyway, here's another gratuitous photo of a pretty intruder:




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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2021 07:49 pm
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My set goes down to 0.5 Mal. And it is TINY !!
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 Posted: Wed Mar 10th, 2021 08:58 pm
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I thought you said the wire was 0.3mm Mal ......  If that's the case, you'll need a drill of, at the smallest 0.5mm - probably more.  I've recently been using a 0.8mm drill in my pin vice and it's certainly not the smallest in the set. 

Not sure what the smallest I have is but, as Matt says, it's tiny.  Any smaller, you'd have a job seeing it, in which case, I wouldn't bother with the wire Mal - you most likely won't be able to see it !!!

This is similar to the set I've got - I just googled "micro drill set" and this happened to be in the southern hemisphere - maybe you could find similar in S.A........

http://www.jaycar.com.au › 20-piece-micr...
20 Piece Micro Drill Set 0.3 - 1.6mm CAT.NO: TD2406 $12.95 - Jaycar


Sorry - it appears the link only gets you to Jaycar but their catalogue number is there too ....



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Thanks for that Peter.  You will remember in the 19C they called Africa the 'Dark Continent'?  Well it's not much brighter now!  I have found a supplier  in S.A. with a Carbide PCB drill set that goes down to .03!  I've asked them for a quote.  I suppose I could use my variable speed Dremel but I'll have to pull up all the posts - far too fiddly in situ.  Curse faulty manufacture & poor quality control!



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Hi Mal,
 
Do you know if the collet of the Dremel will fit those tiny drills? I had some issues last summer with mine and had to find another chuck to hold a smallish cutting disc for some stone mosaic I was finessing in a new shower room. For small drills, I’ve now use sets all having a common larger diameter shank, which fit into all my drills and pin vices, so life is a tad easier.
 
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If you buy the drill Mal, wrap the end with tape or similar and use your fingers as a pin vice.  I've just done that this morning with a 0.8mm drill into a servo horn - worked a treat !



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Hi Mal

I have a couple of sets of collets of different sizes.  Eileens Emporium (UK-SA postage???) or Ebay (SA at all?).  Not sure what the model shop situation is in SA and if they are delivering during the lockdowns.  Any decent shop should stock this sort of thing.  The DIY sheds in the UK sell Dremmel bits and pieces so that could be another option.

The good news is that the collet sets are only a few £££.

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