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Offline oldguy

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Re: An Oh My Moment
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2017, 09:57:58 PM »
I can't wait to see the results.
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Re: An Oh My Moment
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2017, 09:45:52 AM »
Cool. I was thnking the same thing but I have so many projects going on right now I did not need another.
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: An Oh My Moment
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 10:12:46 AM »
Cool. I was thnking the same thing but I have so many projects going on right now I did not need another.
I have too many projects as it is, and I feel like I'm buying more projects than I am restoring old ones. Still, I'll be restoring another 'old' project at the same time as this, so that's how I'm justifying my purchase... ;D
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Re: An Oh My Moment
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2017, 09:20:33 PM »
Well, it looks like it should be here earlier than I thought...tomorrow. :o
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Re: An Oh My Moment
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2017, 01:18:28 PM »
I have reconstructed several plastic stereoscopic viewers and one technique I developed was to use a metal staple placed into the unseen side of the plastic to provide retention to a stressed apart crack in an item.  I would use my Dremel tool to drill 2 holes big enough to insert a paper clip sized wire, bent like a paper staple with the legs slightly bent inward.  I would mill out a small recess between the holes across a right angle to the crack and through it.  I could then join the crack and insert the staple so the cross piece would fit within the recess.  Then the repair could be filled in and the repair would have added strength and resistance to fracture.  Most often, I used this technique with bakelite but it could work with other plastics depending on it's thickness.
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