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While it may not be for everyone some dental tools are a handy addition to any modellers tool box and they have the benefit of being reasonable cheap.

 

Here I used one on a Provincial Wagon CIE Skeleton wagon kit which had a considerable amount of flashing to remove.

 

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Just as I'm posting this I'm thinking Broithe is bound to make comment on it, here goes.

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While it may not be for everyone some dental tools are a handy addition to any modellers tool box and they have the benefit of being reasonable cheap.

 

Just as I'm posting this I'm thinking Broithe is bound to make comment on it, here goes.

 

Great suggestion - I have quite a selection and find them very useful for many things - they can be easily modified for a specialist situation, too. The "modeller's picks" are not made from such hard material as the genuine dental picks. This can be to your advantage, if you do want to alter them a bit.

 

I would suggest that, if you have the option, the single-ended picks are a little easier, and safer, to use.

 

 

With some decent ear defenders, a strong chair and a roll of gaffer tape, you could even try a little impromptu dentistry.

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With some decent ear defenders, a strong chair and a roll of gaffer tape, you could even try a little impromptu dentistry.

 

I knew that was coming.

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I knew that was coming.

 

The cordless Dremels are handy, too.

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With some decent ear defenders, a strong chair and a roll of gaffer tape, you could even try a little impromptu dentistry.

 

I'm thinking Laurence Olivier in "Marathon Man". Issss it safe yah?

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I did buy this for 10p at a boot sale years ago, largely because I liked the look of the handle and thought it might be useful for something else - but, it has turned out to be in regular use for all sorts of things.

 

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Just two pieces of shaped and polished steel, probably nails, I suspect, they are very handy for hoicking things out of holes, removing o-rings, clearing the washing machine filter and a host of other tasks.

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With some decent ear defenders, a strong chair and a roll of gaffer tape, you could even try a little impromptu dentistry.

 

I got myself a set - not a good idea to have a go yourself!

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Kirley

 

Now look at what you started....

 

I hate dentists, and had nightmares after the 'Marathon Man'

 

Eoin

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I first came across UV-hardening adhesives at the hands of a dentist.

 

Very useful stuff, you have almost unlimited time to place things correctly - then you just shine the lamp on the join and all is done, virtually instantly.

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I first came across moulding equipment at the hands of a dentist when I was about 9

 

Remember the green goo they used to take an impression of your teeth- I got some and made a mould for casting fishing spinners in lead- worked really well and caught loads of fish

 

Eoin

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I hate dentists, and had nightmares after the 'Marathon Man'

 

Perhaps you need to strike Little Shop of Horrors from the list of Musicals I Would Like To See..?

 

Edited by Broithe

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Broithe

 

It was the plants that got me in that movie- classics Steve Martin though, though we're straying away from dentistry tools...

 

Eoin

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