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Subject: DIY dials (X Wingesque) rss

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Oliver Swales
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I'm just in the process of creating a working prototype of my current project which requires dials.

Im looking for something similar to the x wing style plastic axle.

Does anyone know if you can purchase those plastic lugs or does anyone have a good alternative?

Thanks,
Ollie
 
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Keith "Boaty McBoatface" C
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I've used the lego pieces that you get with technic sets. I think they are called pins.

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?catType=P&catStrin...

They are just the right size to connect two pieces of 1/8" material together.
 
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Thanks, ingenious idea. Got to love thinking outside the box.
 
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Thanks, yeah they seem to work pretty well so far.
 
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Bugsy6 wrote:

Im looking for something similar to the x wing style plastic axle.


FFG use plastic rivets (which in my experience are bloody awful) but a good substitute most of the time is "screw posts" or "chicago screws" (or if you're feeling colourful, "sex bolts"). I've seen them in nylon (black and white) or stainless or brass, and they're readily available from binding suppliers and sometimes stationers or scrapbook supply places. Or, inevitably, eBay.

 
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