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Bearcastle

Bearcastle


Location : Brie

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PostSubject: A handy third hand   A handy third hand EmptyThu Apr 30, 2009 8:25 am

I found a website full of usefull things


Here the usefull hand :

http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-A-multi-use-helping-hand-for-electro/

And here the main adress, really good :

http://www.instructables.com
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Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

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PostSubject: Re: A handy third hand   A handy third hand EmptyThu Apr 30, 2009 10:49 am

Another site for those long dark winter evenings, ta.
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Bearcastle

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Location : Brie

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PostSubject: Re: A handy third hand   A handy third hand EmptyWed Nov 05, 2014 3:56 pm

Well, had to dig in order to find out where was the thread about a handy third hands....  5 years ago...didn't think it was that long...


Until now I was using an old tile and a help hand tool from LIDL. It's a very handy one, just remove the huge magnifier.
I use it mainly as a soldering station, but I wanted to improve it and have other use.
Practical but limited when I needed more hand.

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So I decided to look again at the instructable and to go for something of my own.

I found the tubing on Amazon.
Liquid cooling pipes, those one are 11" long.
I glued at the end some crocodile clip (some say alligator clip as well).

The most tricky was to find out the size I needed for the hand tap.
It's 1/2" UNF 20 (found it for a very good price in UK). I had some metrics ones, but none imperials ones.

So I prepared a board to receive my tile.

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The corners

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The corner blocked the tile, but the tile could be remove and use only the board.

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I drilled some holes, you need at leat 11mm in diameter, the gauge I have said 11,6 but it must be because its not metric.
Then I use the hand tap and screw the pipes.

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Well now, I have a nice helping hand station.
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