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« on: September 01, 2018, 12:14:50 PM »

Came across these today in a local sewing shop.  They're Japanese.  They're about an inch and a twiddle long and about one half to two thirds the gauge of standard T or map pins.  Strikes me they'd be very good for pinning together ribs and other components, especially smaller bits, with a reduced risk of splitting the wood.  Not cheap as pins go, but if they work as I hope then they'll be well worth the money.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 06:08:27 AM »

Using them on the current build and they've proved to be worth the money. 
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 03:52:41 PM »

Very timely as I'm putting together a model today and realised I needed some more pins. These look ideal so thanks. Tony
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 08:44:41 PM »

Came across these today in a local sewing shop.  They're Japanese.  They're about an inch and a twiddle long and about one half to two thirds the gauge of standard T or map pins.  Strikes me they'd be very good for pinning together ribs and other components, especially smaller bits, with a reduced risk of splitting the wood.  Not cheap as pins go, but if they work as I hope then they'll be well worth the money.

I've been using these type of pins for 40+ years-as you noted-they are thinner than normal dressmaking pins, and way thinner than typical 'modellers' T-pins. The only word of caution I would add is there are two types-plastic headed and glass headed-ideally you want the glass headed type, as the plastic headed ones  heads often pull off when you attempt to remove them from the building board. You can also find a shorter version in some stationery stores sold as 'map pins'....there are at least two lengths of the latter type-one of which is only about 1/4" in the shank, so a bit short to be of much use for building...

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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 05:07:42 AM »

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...there are two types-plastic headed and glass headed-ideally you want the glass headed type..
The Clover brand shown above are glass headed.

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...the plastic headed ones heads often pull off when you attempt to remove them from the building board
BTDT and have a small collection of map pin heads to prove it.  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 05:42:35 AM »

For super thin pins, try insect pins.
They come in various gauges.
I also use shortened acupuncture needles when working on super thin sheet.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 02:00:03 PM »

I once got some very interesting pins from Lemenul (spelled wrong) in Australia.  He used a short length of high E string from a guitar inserted into the end of a small wooden match and CA glued in place.  Kind of like an insect pin but way cheaper.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 01:55:15 AM »

The black ones make excellent tailwheels for most peanuts.  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 01:56:15 AM »

Black ones make nice tail wheels for Peanuts.
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