trumpeter kit PE question
Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:26 PM
My question is... How do I mash the ends of the wire? Or are there any alternatives to this method? Any advice would be very appreciated. I'm trying to get this done for my Dad by Christmas, and I am quickly running short on time..
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:18 AM
I also wonder if using a centerpunch would work, too. You'd really need to make sure it's centered, but I bet the centerpunch would mushroom the end of the brass rod very nicely.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:38 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:50 PM
Easier to use aluminum rod. It's much softer than brass and will be easier to "mash" the ends. But don't be disappointed when you find that the hinges don't really work. They're very fragile, and even if you manage to get them put together, odds are they won't work very well or for very long before breaking.
So do you think I should just use the optional molded plastic hinges instead?