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#1 CrazyGirl

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:12 AM

i just had a thought and i may spend a few dollars to try this , ,, i see no reason what i cant have a pair of pliers made with the hex ground into the jaws to form hex stock and then slice off the length to make nuts  ,, or maybe there is such a tool already  , anyway , your thoughts on this guys


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#2 JunkPile

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:23 AM

You can buy hex stock in styrene and just cut to length of nut or bolt head



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:27 AM

Hi Anne,

                    That sounds like a cool idea !   If you have not seen it,  plastruct makes styrene hex stock in sizes as small as .020.

 

           part no. 90871.

 

 

    randy



#4 CrazyGirl

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:30 AM

oh really Randy ,, well then my idea stinks then lol ,,,,,,,where can i get this hex stock Randy , what web site or store ?



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:48 AM

Anne,   I get mine from the local    "Hobbytown. USA".   Some other options for hardware are    

 

 

www.rbmotion.com   

 

and     www.Scalehardware.com

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:53 AM

Try the model train stores Grandt line makes bolt head detail parts that look very good

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:19 AM

Anne, 

 

While not cheap, Scale Hardware offers a neat line of miniature rivet, nut, bolt and even working bolts and nuts in metal in some unbelievable small sizes.  These are machined in brass, some come plated as well.  http://www.scalehardware.com/

 

I've used some of them, and believe me, they do add scale realism.

 

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:30 AM

Tho plastruct sells hex rod..your tool sounds really cool actually i kinda envision like wire strippers that would have diff size hex shapes rather then stripper slots. Neat idea tho!!!!

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:07 PM

There are also photo-etched nuts, miniature bolts and nuts, all available at R&B Motion.  http://www.rbmotion.com/

 

Anne you gotta be carefull titling these threads. ;)