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    Aviation Enthusiast nhk750's Avatar
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    Magnetic building board for balsa models

    I'm tired of using pins to build balsa models and am looking for a better more accurate way. I found this guys idea and it looks pretty cool. Does anyone have any opinions about this method? The magnetic building board system.

    http://www.airfieldmodels.com/inform...oard/index.htm
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    I've seen this and others like it. I want it so bad. So so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexMechsRobot View Post
    I've seen this and others like it. I want it so bad. So so bad.
    Im going to start building next winter around October or so and I decided to slowly build up my balsa building stuf over the next 9 months. So, this may be in the works for then...
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    Looks pretty neat. I was surprised how inexpensive the magnets are in bulk. And how many you might want.

    Mike

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    Innovative assembly idea! Thanks for sharing that.
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    I have one, made a bunch of the fixtures. Works really well. I was lucky enough to work at a company where I could have them shear a piece of sheet metal and get it painted.

    Works for foam models as well, Use a couple of fixtures to hold that 90 deg angle. Hot glue peels of the metal easily.

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    The magnets that are sold w/ the airfield fixtures can be found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Magnet...ds=ca41lwhx100

    Laine Stahr of Laine's Planes also has some fixtures that can use magnets: http://lainesplanes.com/buymagrbjigs.html

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    Years ago I bought an E.J. Lind Magnetic Building Board system. It works reasonably well for holding things true but lacked in clamping force. I still use it for squaring things up though. Looking forward to printing some replacement parts for it soon.

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    Wow, thanks for the input, this will help when I set up my building system.
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    I've had great luck with a cheap Ikea metal shelf for a building board - more info on that and some jigs in this thread

    http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...l=1#post316645
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