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Offline ausdier

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Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« on: June 06, 2014, 04:29:33 PM »
Had to join some wires together today and whilst I had a pair of human hands to help me this time, I have in the past had a bit of a problem holding them exactly where I wanted them.  :facepalm:
So I think in the very near future I will make a few of these to hold anything I want.
Probably be good to hold fiddly parts in place when silver soldering.  :shrug:
If there is enough interest I will post a workshop drawing or if people PM me I will just send it to them.
Cheers.

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 04:43:22 PM »
Elegnt.  In my approach to this problem...

http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,353.msg2345.html#msg2345

I provided a mechanism for fixing the position of the two clamps relative to each other.  That's worked out to be a very useful feature.
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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 03:43:44 PM »
Hey Marv,

Some nice jigs there but I think they are a little limited in range of movement .
If there are a few grooves in the jaws and you clamp a piece of something in the jaws first.
Then tighten your clamps on the arms you can do the same thing by doing an aligned butt joint.
Also if you have enough you can hold a variety of parts at various angles to be able to join them.
As a picture is worth a thousand words ( well maybe 100 words with inflation  :) ) here are a few of what I mean.
Cheers.

PS: Phil, expect to see a few photos if you build one or some.  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 07:52:52 PM »
Thanks Ausdier.  They look good to me

Cheers,
Phil
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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2014, 10:19:34 PM »
Look good to me as well. I would certainly be interested in seeing the drawing(s)
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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 04:18:00 AM »
I also, would be interested in the drawings.

Mike

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2014, 06:15:38 PM »
Well tel and Mike it looks like you two and phil are the only people who are interested in these drawings  :wallbang:
So if you are still interested just PM me with your emails and I will send them to you.
Cheers guys and thanks for taking the time to look and be interested in this post.  :cheers:

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2014, 06:19:41 PM »
Hi Ausdier, was sitting in the wings, subscribed to the thread, waiting for the drawings to appear online. So there is more people interested in your drawings and holders.
Would it be possible for you to send me a copy of your drawings too ?

many thanks


Z


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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2014, 06:22:10 PM »
Shure mate just shoot me your email in a PM and they are yous.  :ThumbsUp:

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2014, 06:32:07 PM »
I like it!! Very slick design.

 John

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2014, 06:33:30 PM »
Thank you very much John.  :)

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 10:21:30 PM »
Very useful.  Could prove to be very handy indeed.
A project for next winter to be sure.
Thanks for posting.
Ernie J
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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2014, 11:13:15 PM »
Shure mate just shoot me your email in a PM and they are yous.  :ThumbsUp:

PM sent mate


thanks


Z


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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 11:39:48 PM »
Email sent thanks z.  :cheers:

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 01:26:34 AM »
Ausdier I am interested also pm sent.

Don

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 03:04:48 AM »
I'm up for it as well. PM sent. Hugh.

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2014, 09:04:39 AM »
Thanks Don and Hugh, plans sent.
Cheers guys.  :cheers:

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 10:43:47 AM »
Ausdier

email received all good  :ThumbsUp:

many thanks

Z


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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 12:26:08 PM »
Plans received.  Thanks Ausdier :praise2:

Cheers,
Phil
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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2014, 02:30:46 PM »
I agree !  Handy gadget.

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2014, 07:57:46 PM »
A third hand is on my to do list, in fact I've already made a nice heavy triangular steel base. May copy elements of this thanks!  :cheers:

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2014, 02:48:47 AM »
Got them, thanks Ausdier.


Don


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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2014, 10:30:30 AM »
Glad you all got the plans z, Phil and Don.
Tel, email has been sent.
Your welcome to use any part or element Arbalest I hope any idea helps.
Cheers Baron.

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #23 on: June 11, 2014, 02:44:47 PM »
I use a fly tying vise (really needs a photo), I bought it many years ago to hold small circuit boards while soldering.  Ian S C

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Re: Need an extra hand or two or three etc.
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2014, 11:02:36 PM »
The Panavise was invented for the purpose of soldering circuit boards. It is pricey but worth it, as it has special jaws for holding boards and many other things like that.
Mosey