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Author Topic: Desperately seeking ply magnetic 'hold downs' for 1/16" fuse longerons  (Read 275 times)
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C/L Gee Bee
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« on: December 26, 2019, 09:53:30 PM »

I saw one of our builders had some thin ply flat 'gloves' that had 'fingers' magnetically holding them down to a mag. building plate. The 'middle fingers' of these gloves were longer, holding the 1/16" longeron sticks in place. Outer 'fingers' had the magnets...Thought they were from Easy Built or Volare, or Bob Holman...but can't find them anywhere. Help! (please?)

Don't want to use pins, ready to assemble my delicate, prized mini-Pacific Ace from Volare. It deserves magnets!
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2019, 04:40:55 AM »

Hi,
I could make them for you but be warned it is not as straightforward to use magnets as you might think. This is especially true of small models. the reason is that the magnet needs surface are to generate enough force to hold your part down. This means that hold down ends up taking up a lot of space on the building board. In my experience this is tricky with small models because you cant fit the hold downs into the fuselage interior.

Anyway take a look on my site (hummingbirdmodlproducts.com) for some examples (in the tools section).

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2019, 04:08:21 PM »

You are no doubt talking about "Bill's Fingers".... https://02be11e.netsolstores.com/buildingjigsystem.aspx   check it out. Bernard, I haven't been on your site since the move to England, that is one sweet "A" balsa stripper!
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2020, 02:54:41 PM »

That's right, Crabby!  "Bill's Fingers!"  (first time I've thanked a gent for giving me the fingers!)
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