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Detailing Bits
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:25:54 PM »
So, I am not sure how they are referred to, but we have all seen them. A hole is drilled in a part, and backed with a small styrene square, and hole is beveled, and a small brass tube in dropped in, or sometimes a small metal ball. My questions are: One, how is the bevel achieved? I believe I have seen round ball styled files, but do not know what they are called. Where can I find them? Anywhere locally (Home Depot/Lowes/Etc)? Are they meant for Dremel style tools or can I used them in a hand vise? What size would you recommend for an MG scaled kit (and "industry standard" so to speak)?

The other question, is can I find the tube type pieces pre cut? If not, how could I go about making self made (all cut from one long piece) smooth and shiny? Also, what about the small ball style parts?

I didn't know how to refer to this so searching seemed sort of useless. I do apologize if this has already been posted. Thanks for any of the help you guys can provide.

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Re: Detailing Bits
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 07:34:44 PM »
For the holes, drill the correct size hole needed. Then take a larger drill bit and lightly drill the top of your hole. This will bevel/clean-up the edge from the first drilling depending on the effect you want.

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Re: Detailing Bits
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 12:49:02 AM »
What he says.
The round ball styled files like those http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6818/dsc06084fr5.jpg work too but the result is not as clean most of the time. They are more useful for big holes I'd say, to cut into the mass.
I can't use them in my pinvise (too big) but it kinda works with your hand or something else.
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Re: Detailing Bits
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 01:45:19 AM »
to be more specific:

http://mechaskunk.com/store-bbs.htm

and there is a 'TUTORIAL' link at the top of the page, for adding the balls and beads to a kit...

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Re: Detailing Bits
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008, 06:20:48 PM »
Okay. Thanks for the tips guys.

PS- I found the files in a MM catalog. The ones I referred to were metal, not the softer/pink ones used in dremels.