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Offline Craig DeShong

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #525 on: September 25, 2018, 08:21:52 PM »
Zee,
I've got a set of 1/32" wide parallels.   These come in handy for things like that. My only problem is that they fall down, so you have to find something to set between them to keep them upright.  The springy corrugated snaky thing that Pete described works well for that.  I make them out of old pop cans.

There's also those wavy parallels that might have worked for you.  But a work piece has to be long enough to span a full wave or it won't stay up on those :)

Kim

Yep.  The 1/32:aren't used much but when you need them that are great !
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #526 on: September 26, 2018, 02:40:31 AM »
I just thought I'd throw this in the mix. When you're machining something small on parallels packing peanuts work great as a spacer to hold the parallels apart.
Art
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #527 on: September 26, 2018, 03:14:14 AM »
I just thought I'd throw this in the mix. When you're machining something small on parallels packing peanuts work great as a spacer to hold the parallels apart.
Art

 :ThumbsUp: Good tip Art. I use them all the time. Cheap and easy to cut to the size needed.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #528 on: September 26, 2018, 03:22:39 AM »
I just thought I'd throw this in the mix. When you're machining something small on parallels packing peanuts work great as a spacer to hold the parallels apart.
Art

 :ThumbsUp: Good tip Art. I use them all the time. Cheap and easy to cut to the size needed.

Jim
Neat idea, cheap and plentiful.  But do they come in metric?   :Lol:

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #529 on: September 26, 2018, 05:39:39 AM »
I just thought I'd throw this in the mix. When you're machining something small on parallels packing peanuts work great as a spacer to hold the parallels apart.
Art

 :ThumbsUp: Good tip Art. I use them all the time. Cheap and easy to cut to the size needed.

Jim
Neat idea, cheap and plentiful.  But do they come in metric?   :Lol:

No, unfortunately not.  But if you look through your packing peanuts carefully, you can find both left handed and right handed ones, which can come in handy!  :lolb:
Kim
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #530 on: September 26, 2018, 07:21:48 AM »
I used to use a steel rull packed up at each end beyond the vice for packing thin work but a set of wavey parallels do the job now and they don't fall over or need spacing. The squash down to about 0.015 - 0.020"




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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #531 on: September 26, 2018, 08:25:21 AM »
Double sided sticky tape: I also use it to hold bits of thin Ali to chuck/vice jaws to protect the work  ;)

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #532 on: September 26, 2018, 12:01:59 PM »
Kim,
I hate to correct you but they do come in metric, just like the metric adjustable wrench made by Cresent. :lolb:
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #533 on: September 26, 2018, 12:14:01 PM »
I used to use a steel rull packed up at each end beyond the vice for packing thin work but a set of wavey parallels do the job now and they don't fall over or need spacing. The squash down to about 0.015 - 0.020"


I never knew the wavy ones would compress down. That would be great for thin bar.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #534 on: September 26, 2018, 12:40:16 PM »
You guys are lucky. Hoard your supply of peanuts!! Most shippers I deal with have changed over to the Sealed Air packing.

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #535 on: September 26, 2018, 04:30:40 PM »
You guys are lucky. Hoard your supply of peanuts!! Most shippers I deal with have changed over to the Sealed Air packing.

Bill


So true Bill. It's very hard to 'find a peanut' these days.  ;D

I didn't know the wavy parallels compress either. Mighty handy.
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #536 on: September 26, 2018, 07:14:01 PM »
You guys are lucky. Hoard your supply of peanuts!! Most shippers I deal with have changed over to the Sealed Air packing.

Bill
Yeah, love those, they throw the item in the bottom of a box with one small air pillow thingy, just seems to make it bounce around the inside of the box more. At least its easy to clean out the box...

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #537 on: September 27, 2018, 12:14:04 AM »
Yeah, aside from use as keeping parallels apart, packing peanuts are a PITA!!!

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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #538 on: September 27, 2018, 03:33:04 AM »
Bill,
I cant agree with you more. More often than not someone with an antique British car stops of at the UPS store with the greasy, oily, leaking shocks they are then packed with peanuts and taped shut. I open box hold it over trash can, try to get rid of peanuts not shocks ect.... :wallbang: :hammerbash: A pair of 15 pound shocks and the lightweight peanuts don't play well together well.
Art
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Re: Zee Needs Popcorn
« Reply #539 on: October 06, 2018, 07:08:32 PM »
Zee--what's happening with your build. It seems to have went very quiet lately. Hope all is well there.---Brian