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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:14 PM
Hi , folks ,
Here's another little picture compilation on how I do my own spinnerblades out of stainless steel sheet(please also read my YouTube describtion) .
Another video on making spinnerbodies from round brass dowel will follow soon .
Any further questions will be answered here , ........greetz , diemai
Posted 19 February 2012 - 12:36 PM
As promised , ......here ist the second video displaying how I make spinnerbodies out of round brass dowels , ....sorry about some pictures turned out of focus , hope that they are still recognizeable .
Please also read my further describtions on YouTube , .......any upcoming questions will be gladly answered , ....
greetz , diemai
Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:02 AM
Excellent video.What size round brass dowel do you use.Where do you get the round brass dowel.How much does it cost.
Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:44 PM
As Mark said you are truly the "metal meister" Dieter. I really like the way you have your hand drill set up to use as a mini lathe. Great work.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:40 AM
Thanks a lot for your kind words , folks , .....glad you like my humble trials on "how-to" videos !
I've been using brass rods in diameters of 6.0mm , 8.0mm , 10mm and even 12mm(so between 1/4 " to 1/2 ") , depending on intended spinner sizes . I used to buy these brass dowels in local tool marts or iron mongers , .........RC modelmaking supplies also sell them , but they are most likely more expensive there .
Here is a link to a big hobby store located in Berlin/Germany , just to give you an idea about prices(in Euro , .....1 Euro converts to about 1,31 USD presently).
Off course these prices in a big store are unbeatable , in local shops one might pay at least 30% , sometimes maybe even 80% more , ..........prices for copper and thus also brass have rapidly increased on world markets thru the past years .
But better look for a local supplier as shipping costs would be very high from Berlin to the USA
Ben , this is not a hand drill but an electric motor pimped up with a flange that fits into the 43 mm motor clamp of my lathe or into any table clamps , also has a chuck mounted to it . An old workmate did this many years ago , before he retired and went back to his homecountry Croatia , he gave it to me , .........I'm ever grateful to him .
A handdrill would also work , but I guess , that it's gotta be a decent one with controlable speeds and some more power , .......not the 30 Euro cheapos locally available at supermarket sales now and then .
Greetz , Dieter
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