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David S
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Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 7:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am in the middle of building this project...

http://www.dansworkshop.com/SMT%20Hot%20Air%20Pencil.shtml

but cant seem to find the 1/16" OD copper tubing

anyone know where to get this stuff?

The smallest copper tubing Home depot and Lowes carry is 1/4" OD.
I've been searching the web for hours now and have found nothing


thanks
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AnotherAnonymous
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It seems to be brass he is referring to as 1/16". But anyways:

small aluminum, copper, and brass tubing in 12" lengths: http://www.westbourne-model.co.uk/metals.asp and http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/g_scale/g_90.html and
http://www.brookhursthobbies.com/KandS.htm and
http://www.hobbyplace.com/materials/metal.html

5 minutes on google.
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David S
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ok problem one solved

found some 1/16" brass tubing at a small hardware store

but what is a bit smaller than 1/16" that i can coil a piece of solic MIG wire around?

i tried a 1/16" drill bit and it worked a little but with the angled cuts in the metal drill bit, the coiled mig wire came out deformed and bent.

the guy on his site says the object should be about .060

im stumped on this part

maby a blank 1/16" drill bit that is ground down a little?
but where would i get a blank 1/16" drill bit?
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You should be asking "the guy on his site" if you are having trouble
following directions from someone else's web site.

The copper tubing we use for the steam boat is made of very soft copper
so that it will bend easily without kinking. Brass tubing will not bend
easily, and will more than likely kink unless you fill it first with
something like solder or Field's Metal, which you can then melt out when
the bending is complete.

And any 1/16th inch solid rod will work, it does not have to be a drill bit.
If someone told me to bend a wire around a 1/16th inch drill bit, I would
assume they meant to use the smooth round part that goes into the chuck.
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David s
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well the coil just be 2 inches long and drill bits of 1/16" only have 1" of blank on them

i emailed the guy on the site but he does not like to answer people and sais "this is not a health kit"

im sure hes a great guy and all but he says he is really buizy hith his new job so its up to me and other online message boards to figure out these small steps
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David S
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well he does answer some of his emails but he gets a bit angry with people that do email him with the questions
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AnotherAnonymous
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Posted on Sunday, August 14, 2005 - 11:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=1962
http://www.wttool.com/p/1289-0135?utm_id=24
http://toolsolutions.zoovy.com/product/723-532?META=froogle-723-532

They are precision sized spring-steel (I think) rods, for thread measuring. They are usually 3 inches long, and range in size from .018 to .185 (there are .055 and .0635 sizes). I find them useful for miniature parallel spacing sometimes. Might work for your purpose (they are not hollow).

I have the first "Pee Dee" set, but you might only wanna pay for the $8 set.
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David S
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thanks for those sites ill check them out

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