MAKING AN ANTENNAE BY STRETCHING SPRUE
Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:16 AM
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:47 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:34 AM
Totally agree! You can even specify the thickness down to the thousandth. I use a .01" string which scales to 1/4".
I use guitar string for my antennas and it works great!
Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:05 AM
Posted 18 May 2012 - 04:31 AM
But, this process can be used to create just the right diameter of plastic round parts or bits for various applications. Also useful for creating bodywork beading or trim.
Besides antennae bases or miscellaneous shafts or attachment posts, the stretched sprue can be used to plug holes. Insert the stretched sprue until its diameter is snug in the hole, wipe it with some liquid cement, then clip off the excess on either side of the plugged part. Sand smooth and presto! Hole plugged with little muss and fuss.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:19 AM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:42 AM
Once installed I slide a 1-2mm length of hollow vinyl detail wire of the appropriate thickness over the syringe as a base and add a tiny glob of epoxy to the tip of the guitar string. The result is, of course, a two stage antennae.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:20 PM
Posted 21 May 2012 - 03:00 AM