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Offline pepperman42

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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2021, 11:22:46 PM »
I would be interested. Having both of the other strut presses I find they have limits. Do you have an innovative idea?

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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2021, 07:00:40 AM »
A strut press should be composed of two inverted L  parts, so that it can form a T shape when in use and stay stable in the press
Moreover, there should be a guide to mantain the two L parts aligned while closing the press , and it would be fantastic if the tube that goes under pression is sustained by the alignment mechanism.
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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2021, 03:30:27 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys.

After reading through all the comments, I have a few responses.

1.  Design will be based on the Original Albion Alloys "Strutter" and will work on flattening metal "Brass or Aluminium" tubing with a core of suitably sized wire.

2. Airfoil cross section will be difficult to achieve in all possible scales as that would mean creating 5 or 6 different forms or grooves to accommodate 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 and allowing for different sized struts in all three scales.  Also, the forms or grooves would need to be polished to allow correct alignment of the strut material in the groove and ensure that machining marks don't throw the strut off centre...  I might experiment with this, but I doubt I will go to that sort of effort to sell them.

More soon.

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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 05:50:33 PM »
Very sensible, Hugh

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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2021, 06:33:05 PM »
I have ordered a -not cheap!!!  ::) - Teardrop shaped draw plate from a jewellers' tools store. I'll keep you posted about the results when it arrives...

Offline jknaus

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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2021, 12:50:32 AM »
I would be interested. Thank you.
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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2021, 12:59:07 AM »
I have ordered a -not cheap!!!  ::) - Teardrop shaped draw plate from a jewellers' tools store. I'll keep you posted about the results when it arrives...

I am very interested in this drawplate if it has some larger sizes...

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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2021, 04:47:34 AM »

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Re: Strut press - expressions of interest.
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2021, 06:55:09 AM »
Thanks for the link Beto.

These drawplates look very sturdy (and pricy!) but I think I will have to make my own (I need approximately 10 x 4 mm).

Willem