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gribeauval
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PostSubject: Hatch handles   Hatch handles EmptyFri Jun 24, 2016 8:43 pm

I was asked in my Rhyl Mersey build to share some of my methods for making fittings to help out new builders, this is the first such method.

The hatches on the foredeck now need the handles making and fitting.

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For the handles I use an appropriate shape and size of electrical cable clip of the type that are hammered in to support the cable.

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The sides are sliced off with a sharp craft knife or scalpel to give the required thickness.  BE CAREFUL AS THE KNIFES ARE SHARP AND THE PLASTIC TOUGH!!!!!!


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Pull out the nail and again slice the round section to the required length.

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Insert an M2 machine screw and either glue or bolt in place.

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PostSubject: Re: Hatch handles   Hatch handles EmptyFri Jun 24, 2016 8:51 pm

That is an Excellent tip for larger scale models!

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PostSubject: Re: Hatch handles   Hatch handles EmptySun Jun 26, 2016 2:35 am

Indeed a great tip.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Hatch handles   Hatch handles EmptySun Jun 26, 2016 9:05 am

Thanks for the thread on this subject, great idea, please show us more tips as you make your superbly detailed boats 2thumbsup

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PostSubject: Re: Hatch handles   Hatch handles EmptySun Jun 26, 2016 8:51 pm

the master of invention and lateral thinking outside the box. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Hatch handles   Hatch handles EmptyMon Aug 09, 2021 4:47 pm

Great Tip,
Thank you.
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