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Modding The tools of modding

Discussion in 'Modding' started by The_Beast, 20 Aug 2007.

  1. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    We should make a list on what tools are needed and others that are nice to have but aren't necessary
     
  2. DSquareD

    DSquareD What's a Dremel?

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    The trusty favourite...the mighty dremel
    hand saw, rotary saw, router (if you're lucky enough to own one), screw drivers + and - and *, electrical, tape, masking tape, duck tape, super glue, wood glue, pop rivet gun, the list is really endless...all depends on what you need for your mod...
     
  3. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    nice toolkit:
    various screwdrivers (inc jewelers),pliers, sidecutters, handsaw
    lightweight compact cordless screwdriver is very nice to work with - reduce fatigue doing repetitive screwing, and a drill chuck to fit the cordless screwdriver & drill bits
    an assortment of cable, different gauges, colours, cores, etc
    an assortment of sleeving & heatshrink (use hairdryer not a lighter to shrink)
    an assortment of resistors, diodes & vregs
    soldering iron & solder
    files (flat/round/big/small) various sandpaper grits, piece of glass to sand on & sanding blocks
    thermal greases & adhesive & isopropyl alcohol & rags
    lots of time, or better yet a time machine, and money is good aswell
     
  4. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Jig-Saw
    Tin-snips
    a torch
    files
    sandpaper
    drill
    polish
    hacksaw
    and occasioanlly the dremel
     
  5. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    taps if you need to thread anything
     
  6. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    QFT.

    Thread icon changed, this isn't a guide. :nono:
     
  7. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    Scroll saw, Drill press, TAble sander, Jig saw, Hand drill, Dremel, Mouse sander, Files, Needle files, lots of bits/saws/drill bits, Clamps,lots of sandpaper, Paint, and common sense. O and a table saw/mitre saw doesn't hurt either. Mill/lathe/box pan brake are all same damn nice luxories.
     
  8. n00btard

    n00btard Go away

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  9. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    necessary:
    riveter
    drill
    dremel
    screwdrivers
    soldering iron
    pliers
    sidecutters

    wish i had:
    jigsaw
    bending brake
     
  10. Teyber

    Teyber ******

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    wait why is a torch necessary?

    WIsh i had:
    9x20" lathe(x-mas? plzzzz mom i love you mom plzzz)
    table saw
    mite saw
    router+router table
    (hopefullly all for christmas)
    I wish i had a bending brake... Whats a cheap solution for bending?
     
  11. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    2 2x4s, some vices, and a hammer.:D
     
  12. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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  13. willyolio

    willyolio What's a Dremel?

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    perhaps we should categorize and organize these:

    1. all-purpose
    2. aluminum (scratch build)
    3. acrylic (scratch build)

    etc...
     
  14. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    Are you volunteering? =P

    I agree, though. There should be all-encompassing article/wiki/etc on modding tools, with different focuses being placed on tools for different level modders and different materials.
     
  15. TGH-odin

    TGH-odin Swedish Modder

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    This is my arsenal when modding:

    Dremel Copy
    Screwdriver
    Cordless drill
    Wired drill - alot stronger
    Jigsaw
    Files - correct in english?
    Hand saw for metal
    Metal sizor - Donno enligh word :)
    Soldering station
    Gluegun
    Riveter

    Well, thats about it.
     
  16. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    For the "Metal Sizor" would it be possible for you to link us to a photo?

    "Files" is correct in english. Also, a metal-cutting hand saw is typically in the form of a "hacksaw," or hack saw I forget which is correct.
     
  17. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    I guess Metal Scissors would be Tin-Snips.
     
  18. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    an article on this subject is a good idea and something to look out for in the future. :naughty:
     
  19. TGH-odin

    TGH-odin Swedish Modder

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    Metal Sizor(?):

    Mine looks like this:
    [​IMG]
     

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