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List of some decent modding parts suppliers :D

http://www.stagonset.co.uk
A really good selection of nuts & bolts at good prices and cheap postage, ideal for case building or radiator mounting.

http://boltmeup.com/
Another site for bolts etc, between this and the 1 above you should be able to find what your after.

http://www.technobots.co.uk/
Pretty industrial site but they’ve got pressure gauges with a ¼” thread for £3-£4.
I asked the guy if they would work with water and he said that they are meant for gases but should work with water as well.

http://www.hindleys.com/
This site is the bomb for all sorts of materials. Huge selection of acrylic, metals, electronics etc.

http://stores.ebay.c.../Plastic-Online
Good range of acrylic and offer a free cut to size service, postage is a little on the expensive side.

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ktc3388
Loads of LEDs in different sizes, ships from Hong Kong but it still works out cheaper (most of the time)

http://www.ahc-camberley.co.uk/
Loads tools and fittings

http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/
Good range of fittings, cheap next day delivery

http://www.tastynuts...te/frameset.htm
Haven't used them but they've got some nice stuff in

http://www.airlines-pneumatics.co.uk/
Good for hard to find hose fittings.

If anyone has any others which they wanna add then either post here or PM and i'll add it to the list.

Edited by Marcus, 15 December 2008 - 06:48 PM.

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Nice post marcus, Hey Rob how about a new section where people can post about other suppliers and services (not ones in competition with you of course) find that hard to find bit or recommend services or warn people about bad companies
just to make more work for you lol

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About the only thing i couldn't find was an orange wookie!!! Great post.

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Here is your orange wookie :lol:

http://www.fanboy.com/2006/10/

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HEHEHEHE!!! Fook, that's funny. :lol:

I nearly pissed myself at work when that popped up on the screen!!! :D

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Anyone know where I can get hold of small gas struts?

I want to have my case doors hinged and soft closing. Anyone help?
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Ive no idea what they are are how you gonna use them but a quick google came up with:

http://www.sgs-engineering.com/
http://www.industrialgassprings.com/
http://www.metrol.co...gas-struts.html

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Cheers for that Marcus, I have seen the same websites already :)
Those struts are a little large. I have seen smaller ones but I can't remember where... :?

What I want them for is to open the doors on my comp. when a catch is pushed. The doors are going to be hinged and the gas struts will open the doors slowly. I think it will look great.
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Seen small struts on some car hatches (8-10 inches) but can't for the life of me remember which car.

I'll keep mulling that one over in case it comes to me!

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Do you know how much force the gas struts on car boots have? Try lifting a tailgate with the struts disconnected, its bloody heavy! If you put those on your case the door would make a great catapult :D.

You would need some really weak ones, possibly one of the ones they use to open bonnets on modern cars (if you find a car with a light bonnet).

I have seen gas struts on cabinets before maybe try looking for furnature gas stuts? :?

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I've been contacting some of our machine suppliers who use them for opening light control cabinet doors. I will let you know what I find out :)
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Anyone tell me the big difference between a Dremel 285 and a 300??
Is the 300 really worth the extra £20 or so?

Im thinkin bout buyin a new one since my cheapo one is crap!

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Cant find a dremel 285 any where? Is it the standard MultiPro? By the looks of it you are paying extra for stupid mouldings with the 300.

The best dremels are the original all black ones because the motors are good quality and hard to burn out. I had one for years till some one stole it :< .

TBH dremel are pretty crap quality now compared to when they first launched but they have the monopoly on the market. There are plenty of much better rotary tools out there but they are more expensive than dremel.

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You get more bits with the 300 so Id say it sprobably worth it especially as it comes with the router/zipcutter head stand really useful for accurate cutting.

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woo marcus you used hindleys that i reccomended to you!

sorry only just seen this thread

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Yeh they've got a massive range of kit, I got a few samples of the different types of acrylic off them.

Mirror Blue Acrylic = WOOOOOOO :D

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yer they are truly awesome! and if anyone has a spare £15000 you can buy the top of the range cnc machine! lol

but their prices for acrylic are the same as a panel of ac ryans acrylic but it is 2 x the size!!

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but their prices for acrylic are the same as a panel of ac ryans acrylic but it is 2 x the size!!


The damn ACRyan ones are hard enough to ship so they arrive with the customer "not broken" with them being half a meter square so i certiainly wont be getting the 1 meter square panels :D

Some good gear on that site though i've used them quite a few times,

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another site to add http://www.ahc-camberly.co.uk great site for bolts roughly £2-4 for 100 m3/4 bolts.

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another site to add http://www.ahc-camberly.co.uk great site for bolts roughly £2-4 for 100 m3/4 bolts.


Link doesnt work for me :?

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