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Deben 5-tonner by vaddoc - Scale 1:10 - a Whisstock yard design

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Truly gifted, Keith, complete mastery of the art

 

Couldn't you pinch the hole, and hence clamp the pin?

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Vaddoc if you silver soldered the shackles you could fill the holes with soft solder then re-drill the holes which would also ensure that they are in line.

 

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Dear all

 

Many thanks for your likes and comments

 

On 10/27/2019 at 11:52 PM, Mark Pearse said:

is it possible to use solder for fixing the shackle pins? 

It is Mark but I am looking for something simpler and maybe less permanent. I d like to avoid wielding a very hot iron close to the rigging and the shackles will have rope attached. Still, I think I should try it.

 

On 10/28/2019 at 1:03 AM, druxey said:

Vaddoc: could miniature bolts such as from Scale Hardware do the trick for you?

Oh yes Druxey, very nicely! But the ones I can get this side of the pond are very expensive. This boat has already gone way overbudget and the admiral unfortunately has noticed...

 

On 10/28/2019 at 5:18 PM, michael mott said:

Vaddoc if you silver soldered the shackles you could fill the holes with soft solder then re-drill the holes which would also ensure that they are in line.

Michael, the holes are 1.1 mm wide and in line. My problem is, after I install them on the boat and pass the rope and the pin through, how to secure the pin in a quick and cheap way that is reversible and looks ok.

 

I ll experiment a bit and post the results. Since there is very little metal in each shackle, maybe a quick touch with the soldering iron would be the better option.

 

For now however, I cannot go in the garage. I had however lots of free time to sit in the computer and got side tracked by another project. I will probably start another log for that.

 

Regards

Vaddoc

 

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Just a thought, what about using shellac to glue the pins in, it's cheap, easy to clean up with mentholated spirits AND you could dissolve the joint with metho if you need to remove the shackle. 

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12 hours ago, Bedford said:

what about using shellac to glue the pins in, it's cheap, easy to clean up with mentholated spirits AND you could dissolve the joint with metho

Now that I understand a little better, I agree with Steve, as an alternative to shellac you could use a tiny drop of ochre coloured humbrol or equivalent paint. a dab of lacquer thinner would dissolve the bond.

 

Michael 

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Now, this is a good idea, much appreciated Bedford and Michael!

I wonder if ordinary cement glue could be used, I think it dries rubbery.

 

Many thanks to all!

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