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Post  roddie on Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:24 pm

Can be a sad happening. Perhaps a hairline-crack in the handle makes you paranoid that your private's might be scolded, should the handle separate from the mug whilst sipping. A foul-grip on the way from the dishwasher to the cabinet.. resulting in multiple broken pieces. It's your favorite mug too.. (of course) and now it's broken. It can live-on by reassembly with super glue. Smile

I keep a decommissioned coffee mug on my bench, with an assortment of items.. that I find are particularly handy often.




The tweezers and awl get the most use.. but the pin-vise is a great little tool. It takes up the same amount of space as the small flat-head screwdriver.. (both "General"-brand) The brushes are another handle/stem tool worth having handy. Toe-nail-clippers.. can't say enough about how well they work... Laughing The paper-punches have a few particular modelling functions. The purple-handled punch is 1/8". Using it first.. to punch a hole in heavy-paper, followed by the punching-out squarely with the std. 1/4" punch, produces a perfect Cox tanked-Bee venturi-gasket. The 1/8" punch was a splurge-purchase.. but I can make my own venturi-gaskets.. Laughing Another use for the std. punch is in the making of washers from thin sheet-goods. Shims.. spacers.. hubcaps.. whatever.

Then there's the "pepper" or "pepperoncini" jar for common writing-implements. A round piece of foam at the bottom helps keep pencils sharp. Another "staple" for my work-area.



Finally.. the third station takes-up the space of 1/2 a paper-towel. A blotter that I change-out when it starts looking ragged.  Upon it I keep razors/knives, a scribe, "Leatherman's" (a recent gift from my brother..) 6" rules, a good eraser.. for my penciled drawings, an eye-loupe and a penny for size-reference/photo-shots.



I try to keep all other model-tools organized... but there are so many categories. Some cross-over to general-use. Soldering.. adhesives.. lubricants.. paints.. and all their associated supplies.

I half-heartedly started an inventory-system consisting of an alpha-numeric grid/footprint of my space. Seriously... I need to do that at some point. I also need to get stock off the floor. It's in the basement.. and a plumbing issue could spell disaster. I need to build racks into the overhead floor-joists for my kit-boxes and wood.

What's in your coffee-mug?
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Re: the decommissioned coffee mug

Post  Admin on Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:35 pm

Is this a hint you need a new mug...perhaps a Cox Engine Forum mug? Rolling Eyes

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Post  roddie on Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:11 pm

Admin wrote:Is this a hint you need a new mug...perhaps a Cox Engine Forum mug? Rolling Eyes

LOL.. Laughing LOL Laughing shameless plug Jacob....... but I still love you!
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Post  crankbndr on Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:57 pm

I didn't know the forum had mugs, I would like one or three. Beer Cheers
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Post  Kim on Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:27 pm

crankbndr wrote:I didn't know the forum had mugs, I would like one or three. Beer Cheers


WHAT???!!! CEF Mugs???!!!


Yes please, I'll take 2 or 3...or 4 please!!!!

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Post  Mark Boesen on Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:14 pm

i'd be a player, i think that would be neat!
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Post  Admin on Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:58 am

There can be mugs  Eyebrows  If you guys want them, I'll have some made. I've been trying to get some wing pins made, the few places that actually replied have quoted higher than expected prices at large minimum quantities. (sorry for hijacking your thread Roddie LOL)

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Re: the decommissioned coffee mug

Post  KariFS on Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:23 am

I have a big coffee mug with the company logo on my desk at work, I keep my pens, pencils, markers etc in it. More practical than having all the writing and drawing tools in a drawer or loose on the desk.

I like the foam idea, now I just keep the sharp pencils with the pointy end up, but your way is safer Smile
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Re: the decommissioned coffee mug

Post  Kim on Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:07 am

Seems to be a lot of 'Popeye Proliferation' on the hill these days...which I'm blaming on the Breezy Hill guys from Chester, Illinois...and so I've acquired this mug which has yet to see any coffee. Got my supply of Sharpie pens, steel scales and scissors, and probably a couple tiny screwdrivers.

Yes, it's an exciting life....

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Re: the decommissioned coffee mug

Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:40 am

My equivalent.



Just pulled from the display case and un-staged. JIL's, SAE's, a universal pull-through prop and some other stuff. I'm to cheap to risk a coffee cup. But yes, that CEF coffee mug thing, put me down for a couple.

BTW, I have tried several times to put together a universal portable "Tool Kit" that would service a variety of engines from .010 on up through .60 size to no joy. It just can't be done. Sad Shown just gets me through clean "house" engines that need disassembly for some reason or other.

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Re: the decommissioned coffee mug

Post  Kim on Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:00 am

rsv1cox wrote:

BTW, I have tried several times to put together a universal portable "Tool Kit" that would service a variety of engines from .010 on up through .60 size to no joy.  It just can't be done.  Sad  Shown just gets me through clean "house" engines that need disassembly for some reason or other.  

Bob


Sounds like my attempts at a 'lightened' field box...which have always had the same result:  being caught out and away from the shop without the ONE otherwise minor tool or gadget required to get a plane in the air.

So, the pile of stuff just gets loaded up and dragged along...


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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:04 am

Kim wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:

BTW, I have tried several times to put together a universal portable "Tool Kit" that would service a variety of engines from .010 on up through .60 size to no joy.  It just can't be done.  Sad  Shown just gets me through clean "house" engines that need disassembly for some reason or other.  

Bob


Sounds like my attempts at a 'lightened' field box...which have always had the same result:  being caught out and away from the shop with the ONE otherwise minor tool or gadget required to get a plane in the air.

So, the pile of stuff just gets loaded up and dragged along...

X2 Kim. Me all over. Sad Bob
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Post  pkrankow on Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:41 pm

roddie wrote:
Admin wrote:Is this a hint you need a new mug...perhaps a Cox Engine Forum mug? Rolling Eyes

LOL.. Laughing LOL Laughing shameless plug Jacob....... but I still love you!

A nice ceramic 16 oz mug or 20 oz - 24 oz insulated stainless job and I would buy.

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As long as we are doing coffee

Post  fredvon4 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:23 pm

Mug repurposing






Rat Fink courtesy of brother Kim a year or three back

CEF mug...oh hell yea

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Re: the decommissioned coffee mug

Post  roddie on Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Nice coffee mugs Phred!! I guess I assumed that Jacob had some CEF mugs, although I did visit the CEF store recently.. and only saw the shirts and experimental .049 reeds.

Curious about the reeds.. Has there been any further testing? It states they were machine-cut from 4.25 mil Mylar-film.. (.00425" thickness)



I did try a search.. and it seems that last April is the latest info on them.

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t9647-cut-your-own-reeds?highlight=experimental+reeds
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Post  Admin on Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:00 pm

They do work, I can't say they work better than star or oval reeds though. I still need to find the time to really test them, see if they are really worth dealing with. The design comes out of a reed I hand cut several years ago.

Do you want to test some and let me know what you think?

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Post  roddie on Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:43 pm

Admin wrote:They do work, I can't say they work better than star or oval reeds though. I still need to find the time to really test them, see if they are really worth dealing with. The design comes out of a reed I hand cut several years ago.

Do you want to test some and let me know what you think?

Yes I would. Looking at the photo; they're sized for the later cap-style retainer; which I'd guess is gapped for the OEM .005" oblong/Mylar reed. Did you do any testing with the later product (horseshoe/sure-start) back-plates? That's the only back-end I have for that type retainer. Any other info on cyl.#'s, fuel, prop, ambient-temp...... (does it ever get above freezing in Minnesota?) Laughing

I'd like a chance to test the reeds Jacob. PM me.. thanks!
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Post  Admin on Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:43 am

roddie wrote:
Admin wrote:They do work, I can't say they work better than star or oval reeds though. I still need to find the time to really test them, see if they are really worth dealing with. The design comes out of a reed I hand cut several years ago.

Do you want to test some and let me know what you think?

Yes I would. Looking at the photo; they're sized for the later cap-style retainer; which I'd guess is gapped for the OEM .005" oblong/Mylar reed. Did you do any testing with the later product (horseshoe/sure-start) back-plates? That's the only back-end I have for that type retainer. Any other info on cyl.#'s, fuel, prop, ambient-temp...... (does it ever get above freezing in Minnesota?) Laughing

I'd like a chance to test the reeds Jacob. PM me.. thanks!

I'll get some more cut within the next day or so. I think I gave my others away.

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