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Hayfield wrote:  how are you going to overcome things like threading the acute bends and soldering the vee tipHi John,

This stuff is strong enough that the rail can be threaded round the bends without damaging the chairs. I'll probably notch the rail foot slightly to encourage it to focus the bend at the knuckle. Similar approach for the check rails.

For the vee I'll lock the rails in place mechanically with CA and bond them electrically with dropper wires well back from the vee. It's not impossible to solder the vee after the rails are inserted, but you need to be really quick with a hot iron to avoid chair damage. (This plastic does not have a high melting point.) It should also be possible to do something with a fancy heat-sink, but that might be going a bit overboard.

Cheers,
Andy

PS - It's actually raining here. Yippee!

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Perhaps low melt solder is the answer, also the wing rail knuckle could be made in 2 parts, again soldering with low melt solder

What size crossing is it please
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Low melt might work too.

It's 7.5 RAM.
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Thanks
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Not 3D printing but an idea inspired by it. I was reading the book previously mentioned when the author likened a 3D printer to a sophisticated hot glue gun. Now sometime ago I toyed with the idea of making some cosmetic parts with polyurethene resin.

I went as far as making some masters and molds but the results left something to be desired, so I decided not to pursue it further.

After reading the said book, I had what might be described as a Eureka moment. I have a hot glue gun and some molds, what if it worked?

Upshot is that the results were encouraging. 2 main drawbacks at the moment, definition and colour. I think I can improve on the definition (which isn't that bad) and I have ordered some brown and black sticks (the glue doesn't take paint well).

Watch this space!
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