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Sundance12
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« on: July 22, 2018, 10:10:19 AM »

Is there a way to slice 1/4 rubber into 1/8th 40 in length without one of those machine strippers? I just cant afford that tool for 40 in of 1/8th.
Got to be a simple way.
All replies welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2018, 10:04:44 PM »

Nature does slip up on occasions. Frinstance, all babies born with an intended future in aeromodelling shold be born complete with a rubber stripper.  Otherwise they spend the first seventy years of their life wishing they had one but considering them too expensive.  In their seventies they eventually do buy one and wonder why they waited so long because they are actually less expensive than a woman. Like all the other late purchasers I tried many stupid ideas and none of them worked properly.
Now to be serious for a couple of comments. Talk to a friend (or two or three if possible) and buy one between you.  The cost comes down and is forgotten almost immediately. The stripper will usually be available because most people only need one every month or so.
It is interesting that you should mention cutting 1/4" into 1/8" strips because that is probably one you can manage without a stripper. This is one thing I have done with a Good pair of Sharp scissors, a bit of practice and a lot of patience.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 10:22:20 PM »

Perhaps a dutch between friends is fine but "bruce does not have any friends" and I don't build rubber power perhaps once in 7 years. At the rate of my progress and so little to slice. I may just bite the bullet and place an order for some already prepared.

Serious here, I did have some minor success with the large scissors, however a bit ragety, I will have what I need until I can order some in thw mail.

Perhaps in the off chance that somone elae experienced this same condition, an through innovation devloped an alternative technique.
I will use the ragety 1/8th for tests and come up with another means.

Thanks John for your time to chime in, I have taken your points to heart.

Cheers

Bruce

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2018, 03:10:03 AM »

FAI model supply sells 1/8th pre stripped from $3:50.
For your needs a 1/4lb would probably suffice, about 115 feet; $9.
https://www.faimodelsupply.com/product/18-14-lb-box-tan-super-sport-rubber/

Unless you have a specific batch of rubber you need stripping.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2018, 04:36:33 AM »

The reason for not buying from them was that shipping was over $40 for a $9 box. Total over $60 CDN for a $9 box of supplies. That just was not reasonable. I will try to shop elsewhere, perhaps better shipping deals are to be had.

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2018, 08:08:26 AM »

oooh that's a lot.
Shipping to Canada is not cheap, or easy.
I used to run a mail order business and Canada was a black hole for parcels.

I have a stripper, if you don't mind having recent SuperSport rubber I can cut and send to you at cost...
It's £4.85 for 200g air mail.


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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2018, 09:16:07 AM »

PM your address and I will send you some pieces 1/8x40".

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 02:19:03 PM »

""...and Canada was a black hole for parcels."  

I agree!! I used to sell a line of scale drawings. Canada was terrible. They often simply disappeared.    Eastern Europe (before the wall came down) and Africa were a comparative breeze. The worst was UK, with outrageous, and seemingly inexplicable, import duties!

Sometimes" the powers that be" forces us to be creative. So I quit "selling" to those countries. I simply "gifted" packages to new modeling friends. Whatever these friends gifted me, was none of the King's business!
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2018, 08:36:44 AM »

Sundance12: maybe trying something like this?
https://www.amaglider.com/?p=view&a=simple-rubber-stripper
https://www.amaglider.com/static/introductory/rubber-stripper-plans.pdf
I´ve read somewhere that the trick for using this is (besides a perfectly sharpened razzor blade) is to keep the "incoming" rubber perfectly flat and the pull on the exit side must be even and gentle.
Has anybody here ever use one of these?
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »

Yes. They are terrible compared to a real dedicated rubber stripper.
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2018, 05:59:10 AM »

That plan is about what I was looking for, and I understand the recent posters warnings. I will be able to make some attempt now. The tool is only as good as the tool wielder. I will advise progress.

Thanks

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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2018, 07:10:03 AM »

There was a series of articles on Indoor by Joe Bilgri in Model Airplane News in the Mid-1950's. One was for a pull-through rubber stripper. Width was adjustable. The device was built of Plexiglas acrylic plastic to provide a smooth surface that minimized drag on the rubber strip. I may be mis-remembering, but I think the rubber also may have been lubricated with soapy water.

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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2018, 07:46:44 AM »

I have the plexiglass strippers, different colors for different widths.  I haven't seen it in 20 years but I know it's around.  I seem to remember a large o-ring around
the plexiglass to help hold the rubber in the groove.  It was also recommended using the old carbon steel razor blades.  I bought mine in the early 80's, it was such a pain to use that I still have the pack of Star blades in my flight box.  I wish I would have known about the soap, I bet that would have helped!
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