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Making a holder

Discussion in 'Post Your Own Articles & SBS' started by megroot, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    As Gordy asked where a specified holder got be bought i answered i have one but make a cheaper one myself.
    Promise is a promise.
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    I bought a broomstick and sawed it in 10 parts from about 10 -12 cm ( cant remember exact measurment), size don't matters.
    From a L shaped aluminium length 100 cm I sawed 20 pieces of 5 cm.
    In this 20 pieces i drilled holes of 5 mm so that the holes fits excactly. In 10 pieces i drilled also two holes of 3 mm.
    The only thing we now need is two srews M5, and two wingnuts that fit on this.
    Fit everything together as in the pictures.
    In the underside of the broomstick (piece) i drilled a hole about 5 cm deep with a 6 mm drill. With that i can put it on a holzsrew that stick out of a 12 mm piece of plywood. This has the measurement that it fits into my drybox.
    To attach the parts of the figure for priming and painting i drill a piece of paperclip into the parts of the figure. They are used after the paintjob is done for fitting.
    It cost my only a saturday afternoon. I find them more handy then the wooden square blocks.
    Hope the pictures do the talking.
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  2. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Marc

    great Idea. And I think I will try it and make some for me and my son

    Ulrich
  3. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    United-Kingdom
    You can beat improvisation Marc. Is that winter in the trenches hiding there?
    Carl.
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Yes it is. Only the face has to be done more.

    Marc
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great article Marc! Thanks (y)
  6. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Great idea and article Mark.
    Thanks for sharing.(y)
  7. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Great Idea Marc-thanks for posting

    Keith
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Your welcome guys.
    Hope you can do something with it.

    marc
  9. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I know what I'm Making next weekend :)

    Thanks Marc, great idea!

    :)
  10. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    With out wanting to hijack Marc thread. Here's how I made mine. I got what is called a modesty block here in the UK, these are used in kitchen cabinet construction. Fasten one to a piece of wood and there you have it.
    Carl.

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  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Carl,
    Excellent tool.

    marc
  12. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Well thanks Marc.
    Carl.
  13. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Dank U, Marc, and thanks, Carl, those are some good, simple ideas!

    Prost!
    Brad
  14. Carlo Giovanni Member

    Country:
    Brazil
    Both are fantastic.
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Guys.
    "
    Marc
  16. Cvikings67 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc and Carl. Thats for sharing. Those are pretty slick.
    Chris
  17. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Hi Marc and Carl :) !
    Thanks for the GREAT ideas ; I'll have to try them out soon (y) ! Cheers !
    Kenneth.
  18. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Do it Kenneth. You will love them.
    Marc
  19. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Marc
    Very slow at getting back with my thanks, made 8 for at total cost of 15 euro... great.
    Cheers
    Derek
  20. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi All
    made a small addotion today. Picked up a length of white plastic angle, slightly smaller than the aluminiun angle, cut it into small lengths and stuck them on the 'ledge' between the two bolt heasds. I creates a really handy little palette for oils.
    When finished just throw away and replace.
    Cheers
    Derek

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